The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior

An article on the lecture by Bertrand Russell on the acceptance of his Nobel Prize Bertrand Russell a British philosopher wore many hats including philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. His works have had a great effect in the field of Mathematics, logic, linguistics, AI Cognitive science Computer Science, set theory, language, metaphysics,…

History I Didn’t Know

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I love History. I really love learning about historical things I didn’t know about. Especially if it is about something I thought I knew. I get a kick out of learning the obscure and not so obscure.  Enjoy these three historical vignettes: MARK TWAIN We all know who Mark Twain was, right?  Most folks know Mark Twain as Samuel Langhorne…

Spanish American War and Bad Meat

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  The Spanish American War was the results of the Cuban struggle for independence.  The newspapers of the time in the USA described in great detail Spain’s measures to halt the rebellion in Cuba. American sympathy was with the rebels.  The demand for intervention grew even louder when the battleship, the USS Maine, was sunk in Havana. The Maine had been…