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Foundling thoughts of uncertain parentage

Is Your Life NOT a Journey?

Longer and longer lives for fewer and fewer people born in the civilised world. What is it all about? Is it possible that our “metaphor” for life — a journey from birth to death — prevents us from living the … Continue reading

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9 Year Old Boy Upstages Obama, Clinton, Trump in Louisiana Floods

The Idea Came to Him in a Dream These are not the sort of dreams that would come naturally to Obama or Hillary, of course. Carson Boutte celebrated his 9th birthday in an unconventional way. Instead of a party and … Continue reading

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Improvising Alongside the Gods of Chaos

Learn the Rules Like a Pro So You Can Break them Like an Artist __ Guess Who We are sent to school to learn the rules so that we can succeed. So why are so many well-educated people driving taxis … Continue reading

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Love Hurts, Truth Hurts, Beauty Hurts, But Suicide is Painless?

Life is hard, and then you die . . . attributed to Adam, husband of Eve, after having eaten of the fruit of the tree Life is what happens to us when we are making other plans. __ Allen Saunders … Continue reading

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We Are Marching to Utopia: We Will Soon Be There — Special Christmas Reprise

A classic Al Fin article, originally published on Al Fin, and since re-published multiple times on various Al Fin blogs, for special occasions. …optimists and idealists — with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and … Continue reading

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Al Fin Family of Blogs Update

This posting is updated from an original blog directory posting on the first Al Fin blog. It is provided for new readers who may be unfamiliar with the background behind many of the ideas being discussed on Al Fin Next … Continue reading

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Long Time Passing: Where Have All the Geniuses Gone?

Scholars who study genius — far from geniuses themselves — claim that humans only came to revere genius when they lost their belief in God or gods. Humans seem to need to “believe” in something, so it may as well … Continue reading

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We Are Marching to Utopia . . . We Will Soon Be There!

Originally published on Al Fin …optimists and idealists — with their ignorance about the truths of human nature and human society, and their naive hopes about what can be changed — have wrought havoc for centuries….instead of utopian efforts to … Continue reading

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