Same to you, friend: Pick a subject, any subject, below.
|The most interesting subject, for humans, is humans.
|The human emotional system is only slightly irrational.
|Logic, Math, Physics, Biology
|Surprises in the so-called Hard Sciences.
|Thoughts of a 'capitalist roader':
Money, Taxes, Accounting, Value, Economics, 'Benefax'
|Me at different ages; some youtube links. I'm excited
to share the video of my recent UCLA talk on Humor Theory, here.
|Some of these
creations provide a service. You can: Learn some
bits of a bunch of languages. Prove assertions statistically.
Find colors that match.
Watch audio as a scrolling spectrogram. Evaluate real estate
opportunities. Generate random English-like words. Pingpong.
|Projects are things with a concrete endpoint:
A working program, technology, device, social system. Pingpong is a project too. Basic self-study literacy.
|Ugh, a Blog. Yes, after all.
|Travels and travelers. To China, India, Las Vegas. From Saudi Arabia.
|Language & Linguistics
|A linguist has
lots to say about language, so here it's about the part of
language that humans know the most about, namely the English
vowel system, but also here's the funnest tool of linguistics
grad school, the real time spectrograph. And a language teaching
web app with 18 languages. Plus I share a lot of theory about
how language and human intelligence came about evolutionarily.
Also here are some political blog points that a linguist can help
society with, having to do with pronouns and IEDs and how it is
that Black Lives might Matter. Finally, translation supporting software
systems in development, and some Sanskrit-related language resources.
|Theology & Religion
|Theology is a
curious subject. Is it a subject at all? Is there anything
there? As a psychologist who seeks to capture the valid
insights of previous thinkers, I think psychology has swallowed
the valid domain of theology whole. Yet many, perhaps most of
those previous thinkers might be seen as theologians more than
as psychologists, and students seeking insight might come from
the theology angle rather than the psychological. For them, I
offer these pointers into my work which capture aspects of what
has been considered theological. I do not condescend: these are
the high virtues, the transcendence and aim of human life, and I
wish people aimed for them more rather than less, considering
how miserable most of us are, and how much relief and redemption
are available and compatible with even a fully materialistic
I tend to not tell stories and pretend to speak objectively as
though removed from the picture, like God on high completely
absent. But when there is something that is about me
personally, then that goes here.
|All the classifications
of these essays that I could think of, many overlapping.
|Recently written or modified, since Covid.
|In order by filename. Excludes blog posts.
|Original Home Page
|My previous home page got both too busy
and underexplained, so I've reorganized. But it's here if you
like. I still use it to find pingpong schedules and some
specific obscurities that seem hard to track down otherwise.
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