Episode 27: Temp Job

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"The food is his own enemy
The mischief he does is his undoing.
How bitterly he suffers?

Why do what you will regret?
Why bring tears upon yourself?

Do only what you do not regret,

And fill yourself with joy.

For a while the fool’s mischief
Tastes sweet, sweet as honey.

But in the end it turns bitter.

And how bitterly he suffers!"

-Dhammapada 5, “The Fool”

Yo, Mikyle here:

So, we’re back from a little bit of a hiatus. Both Danny and I have been dealing with our own shit, but we’ve got some updates. This episode we’re going to freestyle it with just the two of us talking about our trip to TAM-6, and then get into the chapter. We don’t have a guest this week. Fuck it, we’re funny enough, right?


Well, check it out anyway. We’re also going to be expanding the usefulness of the blog by adding the more “behind-the-scenes” stuff and other mayhem so that we can try and keep the actual show more concise. Get on board with a little feedback and let us know what you think, eh?



Rene said...

You think when we have enough computing power and we can measure ever data point, that we can predict the wheather? Think again, after listening to this episode of Tech Nation: Reinventing the Sacred. The world doesn't seem to be deterministic, but rather filled with emergent phenomena, such as life (and the wheather). This notion also enables us to reintegrate science and religion, but not like you may be thinking.

Tracy said...

As a side note, if you want to learn about the Wizard of Oz story from the Wicked Witch's perspective (along with her flying monkeys). You should read the book "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire.

MikWonder said...

Re: Rene's post

I would encourage people to check out "Wired" magazine and its coverage of computers and the possibilities of using them to generate new theories as opposed to the modeling we currently engage in for hypothesis generation. This is how they are thinking about revealing emergent properties once data can be more thoroughly gathered and calculated using ever more powerful computers.

I suppose there may be a limit to the level of data we can account for, but if one knows all the factors at play in a given circumstance and their known properties, the various permutations can be extrapolated upon. Such is how genetic drift and other natural processes are being tested, in fact, leading to the evidence coinciding with observed conditions.

As for an integration of science and religion, if it were to happen, it certainly wouldn't be anything recognizable to current thought. But my thoughts might be weird enough to account for that, who knows. Purple Spaghetti Monster, all the way.