June 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” - Henry David Thoreau
June 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I enjoyed this podcast/interview with Julien Smith. The major theme is training the emotional brain to overcome the incongruence between the world our brain evolved for and the world in which it exists.
April 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
December 7, 2011 § Leave a Comment
“The death of the interview has spawned a generation raised on generalities and clichés.”
From Tim Keown, Death of the Interview
December 4, 2011 § Leave a Comment
This is a nice talk on using a paleo diet to reverse disease.
November 28, 2011 § Leave a Comment
“You cannot afford to live your life as if it were a dress rehearsal for some future life.”
From reading a blog post on overcoming the fear of public speaking, by Sam Harris.
April 16, 2011 § Leave a Comment
It seems unlikely either of these scenarios will play out to their extremes. Though, the prophecies made by the men at the center of these documentaries make for a couple compelling movies.
From an entertainment perspective, Collapse trumps Transcendent Man. Perhaps because its bleak outlook is easier to imagine than Kurweil’s singularity.