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Review: A Sea of Skulls

Rating: A wargamers fantasy anthology Pros: Interesting Society, Tactics, and fantasy tech. Cons: Very divergent viewpoints. Yes this is common for fantasy novels but in this case the characters aren’t even involved in the same struggle. Even Fire and Ice … Continue reading

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Review: War and Peace

Rating: Sprawling but surprisingly parochial War and Peace strikes me as several different things wrapped up in one. I’ll review each in turn. A romance novel a la Jane Austen. Less witty (perhaps a translation thing?) and with characters that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Iron Kingdom

Review of Iron Kingdom Rating: Recommended if interested in the topic 1. We are all Prussians now. 2. What Ifs 3. Ending – basically Junker support of Hitler, and dissolution 4. Thoughts on Prusso-German Military Superiority. We are all Prussian … Continue reading

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Fructose

HFCS is the devil, the cause of the obesity epidemic? Not so fast according to Guyanet Stephen. Fructose is good if you are not overeating but turns ugly when you do overeat. FYI half of sugar is fructose, the other half … Continue reading

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The Problem of Consciousness

Consciousness clearly arises from the physical structures and activities of the brain, but how and why are something of a mystery. We can feel, but why do we do so rather than just act? Apparently physics has something of a … Continue reading

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A New Federalism

Disclaimer. This is theoretical only. Various sides in modern politics want to win, not to be left alone. Besides I cannot imagine a new constitutional convention going well. Background. Before the Civil War a high federalism prevailed. From the Civil … Continue reading

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Futher Thoughts on Creation, the Fall, and Evolution

I don’t see that evolution is the religion killer that is purported to be. It seems that it presents a world and mankind similiar to that of ToE, hopeless and flawed. The main difference is that religion adds a ray … Continue reading

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