About

Would you be surprised to learn that you have been indoctrinated by your teachers, your parents, your news and entertainment media, your best friends, and your culture at large? If so, you have probably not been reading the Al Fin blogs, first established on the Blogspot domain in 2005.

In January of 2013, Google cut off administrative access to all of the then-existing Al Fin blogs. Since then, WordPress has proven a more enlightened online domain, allowing the Al Fin writers as much freedom to think and write in unconventional ways as we have desired.

This blog is not an attempt to replace all of the earlier Al Fin blogs. The hibernating family of Al Fin blogs found on blogspot.com were dedicated largely to the idea of “the next level,” and helping the best of humanity to survive to reach it. Google shut those blogs down for reasons that remain somewhat mysterious.

An updated list of all Al Fin blogs:

The “About Me” Page from the Original Al Fin Blog

About me

Industry Consulting
Location North America
Introduction Primary interest is seeing that the best of humanity survives long enough to reach the next level.
Interests Cognitive Science and Human Intelligence, Evolution of Complex Systems and Networks, Life Extension, Creativity and Invention, Irony of Paradox, Future Technologies
Favorite Movies Groundhog Day, Terminator 1, Being John Malkovich, Local Hero, Brade Runna
Favorite Music Baden Powell (Bossa Nova Guitar), Latin Jazz Fusion, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Corelli (Baroque), Tangerine Dream (Electronic), Tannahill Weavers (Celtic), Los Romeros
Favorite Books Godel Escher Bach, Society of Mind, Brothers Karamazov, Hyperion Cantos,Ender’s Shadow, Rhythms of the Brain, Kite Runner

Sidebar Links from Original Al Fin blog

[Note: Some of these links will now only be accessible via the Wayback Machine]

Basic Reading

  • Ain’t Nobody’s Business if You Do
  • Animal Farm
  • “Anthem” by Ayn Rand
  • Art of War
  • Autobiography of Ben Franklin
  • Bastiat’s The Law
  • Brain Facts PDF 2.5MB
  • Brave New World A. Huxley
  • China and the Commodities Bubble
  • ClimateGate: Downloadable Files,Emails,Docs,Analysis
  • ClimateGate: Searchable Database
  • Climate Intro PDF 2.7MB
  • Climate Nutshell
  • Climate Primer
  • Climate Science Curiosities
  • Colonies in Space T.A.H
  • Defeating Eurabia Fjordman
  • Economics in One Lesson
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Engines of Creation
  • Federalist Papers
  • Foundation for Economic Education
  • Global Climate (Floor Anthoni)
  • Global Firepower Rankings
  • Global IQ 1950-2050
  • Homestead Skills
  • HBD Bibliography
  • IQ & Heredity PDF
  • IQ & Wealth of Nations PDF
  • Journo-list Thug-Monkeys
  • Julian Simon Doomslayer
  • Julian Simon Ultimate Resource
  • Khan Academy
  • Library of Liberty Online
  • Lindzen 2010 Climate Hearing Testimony PDF
  • Logic: A Lost Art
  • Mainspring of Human Progress PDF
  • Merck Manual
  • Misandry Bubble
  • Mises Institute Books Online
  • Montessori Method
  • Morality Sans Religion PDF
  • Musulman
  • Natural Law & Natural Rights
  • Nuclear Energy Facts Rockwell
  • Nuclear Survival Skills
  • Ocean Acidification Reality
  • Origin of Species
  • Orwell’s 1984
  • Out of Control (KKelly)
  • Peak Oil Sense
  • Prince Obama, Half-Blood
  • Race, Genes, and Disparity
  • Report: Singularity
  • Report: Singularity / AI
  • Seasteading Book
  • SF ManyBooks Free Online
  • SF Novels Free Online
  • Small Nuclear Reactors PDF June 2011
  • Solar Cycle 24 David Archibald PDF
  • Space Colonies NASA/CoevQ
  • Strategy and War
  • Synergetics RBuckyFuller
  • TEOTWAWKI And I Feel Fine PDF
  • Textbooks and Lectures
  • Thorium Energy DOCs
  • Underground History of American Education
  • US National Debt Clock
  • Wealth of Nations
  • Western Rebirth In Space
  • Why Wind Won’t Work PDF
  • Without Hot Air Energy Facts
  • Wind Energy Facts

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          8 Responses to About

          1. Borepatch says:

            I’ve linked you a number of times and would like more information about what happened. I’m concerned in particular that Google might be shutting down blogs based on content.

            Please email me at borepatch at gmail (yes, I know) dot com

          2. alfin2101 says:

            Borepatch: It was a disagreement involving personal privacy vs. Google’s desire for full corporate access to my private information. They wanted to know more than I wanted to tell them.

            On further reflection, considering subsequent actions by Google, it seems likely that someone in Google actually did take offence at blog content, and took the extraordinary actions required to block access — first blocking administrative access, then blocking access to general readers, and finally deleting selected articles from the Google Cache altogether. Shades of Orwell’s 1984.

            Google is infested by politically correct drones in editorial and administrative positions. Oversight and accountability appear to be lacking.

          3. guest says:

            Any thoughts on Charlotte Iserbyt and her book
            The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America?
            (the link goes to the full ebook pdf)

            For being in her eighties she is a remarkably sharp lady, as seen in this two hours long interview where she talks about how the socialist-collectivist state of education came to be, and how the system works to eliminate the influences of parents, religion, morals, national patriotism, merit…

            It is almost like a tie-in to Bezmenovs lecture on subversion.

          4. rufusdufus says:

            Al Fin
            nice to have you back. I missed the informative energy blog at AlFin energy.

          5. Greetings – Have you seen the book Generation Unbound by Isabel Sawhill at Brookings? It talks about class based differences in unintended pregnancy and childbearing in ways that you might find interesting.

          6. I’ve been a regular reader of your blogs. I like your posts.

            I’d be grateful if you would like to exchange links or if you would like to include any posts from my strongestevidence.blogspot.com blog on your links site.

            If you need a guest blogger or would like to cross post anything, no problem.

            Emerson Livgren

          7. andy says:

            Yes I think to reach next level will need Earth planetary surface destroyed, henceforth must go underground as in bulwer-Lytton Sci fi The Coming Race.

            Administrator’s Comment: Thanks for your comment. What you suggest is the next level down. At the Al Fin Institutes we are are planning for higher levels of existence.

          8. Mikke says:

            Any chance you can put this JPG of yours up at the current blog before it’s taken away? I find it a perennially useful teaching tool as I’m introducing people to all the topics and concepts it so deftly summarizes in a friendly visual format.

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