I have lived the American Dream, from a trailer park to an Ivy League law degree. It was my hard work (and government loans) that made my upper-middle-class life possible and the one I have given to my children. I BELIEVE in our American meritocracy.
Meritocracy and its importance to our nation are much in debate these days. A precursor to a legitimate meritocracy has always centered on education (unfortunately for America, admission NOT graduation**see below). …
While its self-description is “A lighthearted series of conversations about some of the most fascinating books, events, figures, and ideas that have shaped human civilization,” I have found the conversations riveting, insightful, and focused on the manifestation of genius across time.
That night we were to discuss the unique life of Giordano Bruno (January or February 1548 – 17 February 1600). As much a secular saint of science as he was a Catholic heretic, “He was an…
I’ve been exploring Clubhouse for a few months now. I find it to be an effective platform for deploying/developing critical thinking. We are living through a transitional moment: an old world is falling away, and a new one is being built. The culture wars that are raging right now — and fought every day on Clubhouse — are one powerful sign of this change.
I currently have about 900 followers and, in turn, follow about 1,000 people of quality (link to CH etiquette at the bottom). Unlike other social media platforms, CH encourages critical thinking. It's not just about etiquette.
Look, changing the way society thinks is never easy nor without cost (epistemology).
In a far and free-ranging Clubhouse conversation led by De Kai and George LeMeur on what our global epistemology should be, I came to an insight that I promised to share with the members of that conversation. *As evidence of the value of my contribution, I gained 23 new ‘followers’ who are in turn followed by > 45,000 Clubhouse members. …
My focus here is on the impact of excess deaths caused by these two different epidemics as calculated in Years of Life Lost (YLL).
If you’d like a brief overview of where this technology stands now and the state of developing an ethical framework to deploy AI-powered algorithms, I recommend you watch the AI event hosted by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities: Algorithms Eliminate Noise (and That Is Very Good) hosted on October 15, 2020 (it only has twelve-hundred views).
“I haven’t told many people that in my life,” the Democratic congresswoman said of the revelation (regarding her prior sexual assault), which came during a harrowing recounting of her experiences amid the Capitol riot, reported The New York Times in Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is a Sexual Assault Survivor on February 1, 2021.
“Then came an unsettling encounter with the apparent source of that demand: a Capitol police officer who she said looked at her with “a tremendous amount of anger and hostility.” she recalled, thinking “that I was going to die.”
The first question that comes to mind when…
The most underreported story in our Capitol’s ‘day of infamy,’ is the actions of DC’s Mayor Bowser that allowed the mayhem to occur.
“To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway,” Bowser wrote in a letter to acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, and Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING IN TWO MINUTES, WATCH THIS VIDEO (or read the…
Curiosity brought you to this post, welcome. Before I share the scope and timbre of my writings, let me share a few adventures I’ve experienced as these may pique your interest to read on and sample my writings….
Father, attorney, essayist, thinker, and active manager who found the courage to create through the chrysalis of San Quentin prison.