Doug

Doug

  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Ok, we're over 300, right? Just came across this today on Amazon (US), haven't seen it here before, and wanted to pass it along.... The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel Hardcover – July 11, 2017 Bob Howard’s career in...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Don't have time to read all the good coments in this thread, but one observation stands out. Most often, when we reach our fundamental beliefs about what it means to be an adult, we do that when we are children,...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    At least in theory, if your, oh, call them, nobility are smarter than your psychopaths (who are really kind of one-trick ponies), then democratic capitalism can work. Putting it differently, if you design properly for regulatory capture, then it's less...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Well, certainly it seems no one has convinced you--I'm not sure there is no single person anywhere who has been convinced. In my spiritual tradition, it is taught that The Eternal Source of Creative and Sustaining Power (often called God,...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Oh, my--a cute picture of a cat. I find myself utterly refuted....
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Here's the longer version. I hope it is at least entertaining--it's certainly long. Once upon a time there lived an ideal community in a far-off land. Its members had no fears as we now know them. Instead of uncertainty and...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    1. Again, I'm not the person who introduced the religion/spirituality thread to this discussion. 2. Your examples (stock market, 90 mph, getting girls (but what about those who want boys? Or watermelons?) might suggest a certain narrowness of scope. What...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Other folks brought religion into it; I'm not sure why....
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Oh, and one more point. My experience (and what I've seen in others) is not that 10 years (5 years, 10 years, 15 yard, somewhere in there) of full time study is required. But that range of time, with a...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Sure, we all need to prioritize. But people tend to assume that they can opine knowledgeably on spirituality, without an adequate basis of knowledge! So, certainly choose to study what you judge serves you best. And be aware of how...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    I appreciate the question, but it's ill-formed--It's a matter of experience, not belief, just as with electricity. I don't believe in electricity, I have experience of electricity. But if you're interesting in the nature of the experiences I've had, are...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    So nobody wants to play (so far?), but people would rather fight the proposition? Fascinating.... Let's try one more thought experiment, then (noting that the original quote from MLK said nothing about religion!). What if the entrance to mastery of...
  • Commented on A different cluetrain
    Willing to try a thought experiment? Let's assume all of Charlies axioms are true to fact. Let's even assume the conclusions are true to fact. Given that, what is necessary to turn enough of it around that, say, the UK/US...
  • Commented on A brief, bitter quiz
    Can someone (maybe Charlie) help me understand what Charlie means by "Leninist praxis"? I've googled and wikied a bit, but am still at sea. Thanks....
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