https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
What if we were in fact seeded by some space faring civilization long ago. I know it’s probably not the case, but still it’s fun to think about. Let’s say that you and I are some genetic experiment left to its own devices on some backwater planet somewhere. What if our creators left us somewhere […]
https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare THIS IS IT. The penultimate moment of human creation, imagine what the ancients would have thought about this milestone in technology. Think about it, we humans pride ourselves with our endless creativity and capabilities of poetic mastery. What does this mean? Insane to think that a machine can emulate the most prolific poet in […]
The nihilists will tell you that there is no reason to be afraid of death! Before you were born, for all we know; you already experienced the void. So what’s the difference after you die? Live your life friends.
His ordinary awareness persisted in the singular flow of now, reflecting a universe of uncertainties. Children of Dune -F Frank Herbet A beautiful sentence I read.
My endeavors in reading this book by the magnificent Susan Bauer never ceased to amaze me and enthrall me with it’s incredible history condensed into easy to read chapters. While it did take me 3-4 months of sporadic reading to finally finish this 700 page monster, from the very beginning I knew I was in […]
I work in a retail industry that is surprisingly booming during this crisis, never a day goes by when I don’t feel like I haven’t learned something new in these tumultuous times I live in. My education in my scholarly endeavors have given me a broadened outlook on the natural world, mostly in the realm […]
This semester for me started out incredibly strong with a strong emphasis on time management and stronger study techniques. This whole situation was turned upside down by this virus for my last month of the Spring Semester, with everything turning into remote classes and different formatted exams. I am more fond of face to face […]
I read a book once that had a passage in it that encapsulates my thoughts on the stars above us. The paragraph was in a flashback chapter by the narrator and in it, she recanted what her mother used to say about the expansive nature of the universe. A glittering reef of stars, spread out […]
I’ve been chugging along like everybody else in these incredible times, not a day goes by where I don’t look up the tally for this scourge and be saddened by the gravity of the pandemic. I know that this is only the beginning of this year long journey and I am anxious like the rest […]