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Dance With Chance – Making Luck Work For You

In a nutshell, Dance with Chance is all about knowing what you can and cannot predict and, therefore, what you can and cannot control. Think about it. Every day human beings make decisions. Some are important: should you invest your life savings in the stock market? Others are trivial: should you take an umbrella today? […]

Nassim Taleb on the Financial Crisis

From EconTalk.org (Includes full transcript). Direct link to mp3 interview Nassim Taleb talks about the financial crisis, how we misunderstand rare events, the fragility of the banking system, the moral hazard of government bailouts, the unprecedented nature of really, really bad events, the contribution of human psychology to misinterpreting probability and the dangers of hubris. […]

LSD wrap-up after Hofmann de-animates by John Walsh and bad brains and bad trops

by John Walsh “Bicycle Day”, 19 April, was later commemorated by acid enthusiasts because it was the first conscious “trip” and it had had – just about – a happy ending. But the doors to perception are, for some truth-seekers, booby-trapped and dangerous. When LSD was co-opted by medical staff for recreational use, two decades […]

Robert Zubrin calls for challenging OPEC looting!

Mind Blowing interview with Robert Zubrin on CoastToCoastAm with George Noorey….really worth buying a copy of the audio! Zubrin points out that the move of Oil prices from $10 to $120 per barrel of oil is 1200% ! , Dudes! This is a Bush/Cheney/Republican TAX HIKE! Duh! This is the third person in the media […]

Albert Hofmann Transmitter/Receiver UCSB 1983

Portrait by Alex Grey High Quality (64MB) mp3 46 minutes. Download “Transmitter/Receiver” Albert Hofmann at the UCSB Psychedelics Conference ll, 1983.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

If you want to be a dentist, it’s rational to assume that if you go to school, get your degree, and set up a dental practice, you will be able to attain a comfortable standard of living. You may be able to project your probable income range with some degree of accuracy. But if you […]