Is there any better illustration of Iain McGilchrist’s theory of the left brain’s colonization of our thinking than this post (& the paper it cites), about why philosophers spend too much time studying their dead predecessors. Surely they’re both joking, right? Right? πŸ”—

Sure, I’d love to be your start-up’s Chief Metaverse Officer. Here’s my cover letter:

I solemnly swear that I will do everything in my power to foil your ambitions to create a metaverse. Please call or email if you have any questions or you’d like to discuss the position further.

Saddened to learn of Hilary Mantel’s sudden and untimely death at the age of 70. Her Wolf Hall novels are brilliant; what vivid historical imagination. R.I.P. πŸ“š

So, apparently there are 20 quadrillion ants in the world.

That’s a cool 1.5 million per person. 🐜 πŸ”—

Current listening: Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Season of Changes 🎢

Finished reading: The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq. Profoundly bleak, even for Houellebecq, though there are some moments of beauty, particularly late in the novel. πŸ“š

Finished reading: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler. An amazing novel of revolutionary consciousness, conscience, & truth. πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World by Andy Crouch.

A wise essay on the importance of instruments, households, and history in resisting the technological idols of our age.πŸ“š

Finished reading: Purgatory Mount by Adam Roberts πŸ“š

Finished reading: Bells In Winter by Czeslaw Milosz πŸ“š