Category: Philosophy

Historical Oddities Tuesday: Meiji Era a Case Study in the Dangers of Neo-traditionalism

While researching the Shindo Renmei, which was for all intents and purposes a Shinto terrorist group in Brazil, during WWII  – I stumbled across the following article: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242494954_The_Failed_Prophecy_of_Shinto_Nationalism_and_the_Rise_of_Japanese_Brazilian_Catholicism Which describes the transition from Shintoism to Catholicism of the migrants. What I extrapolated from this…

TFS 6 – Canned Experience, Language and Inclination, You are the “Audience”

HD and beyond bring a level of immersion that destroys a barrier we might have been better off keeping. Do world languages shape cultures and the capacities of the people that comprise those cultures. When creating for an audience remember that the audience is…

TFS 5 – No one respects your time, Timing Out, and other Temporal Woes

A mess with wine stained lips (and something in his teeth: it’s suggested you just listen and forego looking at the disaster)   sits too close to the camera and prattles about the following: Nobody respects your time as an artist – nobody respects…

TFS – Episode Three – Professor Xu, Dr Li, and why Censorship Backfires

There are many problems that the Coronavirus outbreak has brought to light. Our own tendency to hyperbolize and politicize everything, media spin, spooky research, and the stifling of the free flow of ideas. I examine the latter through the eyes of an English academic/scientist…

TFS – Episode II – Muh Neuroscience, DARPA’s Bat Hobby, and Bittersweet Vulnerability

Dude with a cold hunts down stories about this whacky world with the aid of caffeine and liquor. Sources https://massivesci.com/articles/neuroscience-behavior-vs-technology/ https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2016/06/02/we-were-guinea-pigs-documentary-puts-atomic-veterans-in-limelight/ https://www.unz.com/wwebb/bats-gene-editing-and-bioweapons-recent-darpa-experiments-raise-concerns-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ https://www.unz.com/article/swimming-in-the-government-sewage/

TFS ~ Beer is Healthy! – The Economy Ain’t?! – Muh Russia… (Vlog)

TFS (The Fractal Standard) is a daily show that I decided to launch today. Summary Beer contains a wide variety of helpful things. Things like the bitter acid, humulone, which offers hope for fighting respiratory infections. Bitter acids are also generally known for anti-inflammatory…

Variety Show – Mission Trips, Citizenship, and Uncanny Existence

Lack musical ability? Tune to DADGAD and play pentatonic shapes! You too can sound like a bayou mystic! In this video I discuss a really neat thing somebody did for people and how we can do an even greater thing for the world by…