a philosophaster's notebook

When I graduated university, I landed by happenstance completely out of my realm of study into a very corporate IT job. Two years from then, I landed the dubious position of "business analyst" at a local sports retailer. My first project as a philosophaster was to learn the processes underpinning our local factory so that we could select a new software for them.

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tiny modern myths: Global Warming within the Canadian Consciousness

The human ability to model many "possible worlds" beyond what is immediately accessible to the senses, opens up the species to the creation of mythical realites. As Charles Laughlin (see our interview with Charlie here) on his online crash course in biogenetic structuralism demonstrates, myth and ritual become completely necessary tools of social control and adaptation with a species that is capable of modelling a a world vaster then the immediate sensorium:

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