Review of Geddy Lee’s “My Effin’ Life”

I’ve been a Rush fan since Moving Pictures in the early 80s. Bought it when I was 12. Best album of my youth.Geddy Lee Autobiography

I didn’t make it to one of their shows until my late 20s. My wife bought me a ticket. Witnessing that show axis-shifted my notion of musical performance. Even though I had a bunch of their albums, I didn’t really ‘get it’ until I saw them pull it off live.

One thing I don’t hear very many people come out and say is: I believe Rush inspires *some* of their fans – especially me – to say to themselves:

“I can’t play drums like that. I can’t play bass like that. I can’t play guitar like that. BUT… Read more »

Understanding Living Systems with Ray and Denis Noble

The overwhelming success of genetics and molecular biology in the 1970s had an unfortunate side effect. DNA became the ‘be all’ and ‘end all’ of biology and “the selfish gene” became the new secular pop religion.

Physiology and medicine suffered great blows from this shift. The human genome project, though valuable, did not deliver even 10% of what it promised and the consequences to healthcare have been devastating.

The new book Understanding Living Systems by Raymond and Denis Noble is an easy-to-read guide to the New Biology that brings purpose back into nature and respects the agency and autonomy of each organism and its systems.

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The Truth About AI that not 1 Video in 100 is Acknowledging

Bryan Trilli is a serial entrepreneur who owns a company called Optimized Marketing that trains machine learning programmers to write better code. In this interview, he forcefully challenges the fiction of the “AI Singularity” showing that it’s impossible for this to happen given current technology. Consequently, we are asking all of the wrong questions. In this interview, we discuss what the real questions are.

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God and the Number 7

Is God merely a figment of our imagination?

Let’s ask an easier question. What about the number 7?

Is “7” a figment of our imagination? Does it merely exist in our heads? Or is it real? Read more »

Johnjoe McFadden: Occam’s Razor and Quantum Biology

Occam’s Razor says the simplest explanation is the best. While it’s application has many subtleties, it tells us that the best model of theory is the one that’s most elegant and invokes the fewest extraneous explanations.

Johnjoe McFadden is a professor at the University of Surrey in the UK and we discuss simplicity and the mind-bending world of quantum biology.


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Cancer and…Quantum Mechanics? 

What makes cancer cells so smart that in Stage 4 they can thwart almost any treatment anyone throws at ‘em?

For that matter… what is it that makes any form of life smart at all?

What is the “magic” that enables life itself to plan, build and organize? Rocks and snowflakes and sand dunes don’t do any of that. But life does. Read more »

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