Mandela Effect: Berenstein Bears & Geography Videos

I was in a sleepy coastal California town couple weeks ago for a wedding. The night before, many of the close friends of the bride and groom gathered in a social area in the hotel over some drinks, desserts, and ice cream.

I have two modes, socially speaking. One, the detached anthropologist/sociologist. Two, the loud and laughing extrovert. I was in the second mode that night and not being accustomed to drinking so much, I was louder than usual.

As more friends arrived, talk turned to the topic of what we’d all been up to.

“I made a Mandela Effect video,” I said.

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The Simulation Universe Thought Experiment Blows My Mind

IMichio Kaku’s explanations of higher dimensions through metaphor went several steps further than Flatland did, and his book brought me to previously unknown levels of book brought me to previously unknown levels of intellectual stimulation. While I lacked the capacity to experience the fourth dimension in a more phy stimulation. While I lacked the capacity to experience the fourth dimension in a more physically direct way, Kaku’s descriptions allowed me to conceptualize it mentally. Continue reading The Simulation Universe Thought Experiment Blows My Mind

BAP Blog Is Back!

It’s easy to slip into an autopilot-life mode, to repeat routines, to let the unthinking hours turn into unthinking days… to have those days slip into unthinking months… to look back on uneventful years. Writing is something, when done honestly, that confronts and prevents this type of quiet living death.
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Reblog: The Ideology of Racism: Misusing Science to Justify Racial Discrimination

“Broadly speaking, there have been three types of scientific explanations offered in putative support for racial discrimination, each of them having a lengthy history. One approach has been to claim that there are biological dangers involved in racial interbreeding. Indeed, it was precisely on the basis of this belief that in the United States and South Africa for many years there were statutory prohibitions against intermarriage…”
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