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Human Devolution deleted

April 20, 2012 — BarryK
Yesterday I posted about the book "Human Devolution" that I am currently reading, which as I expected, invited some strong responses.

I have given this some thought, and decided that it was too Off-Topic for this blog.

I posted awhile back about the book "The China Study" that documents massive "knowledge filtering" in the health sciences.
That is one thing, but Human Devolution, although it documents knowledge filtering in the archeology/history fields, also goes heavily into spiritual/paranormal fields, and that latter is too OT.

This blog is primarily for reporting on Puppy Linux development, with the occasional foray into some interesting OT areas. However, heavy OT topics really belong in some other blog. If I had "Barry's Philosophy Blog" for example, it would be appropriate for such postings.

My apologies to those who replied to that thread and had their post deleted.


Raspberry Pi
Username: lobster
Looking forward to [i]Barry's Philosophy Blog[/i], if that ever appears. Meanwhile I am trying to make sense of the ARM board the Raspberry Pi and here It is slow going, having to use Debian as the bootstrap and realising that components such as gtkdialog might have to be compiled just to get the simple scripts I am used to working . . . As for being OT :happy:

Username: aarf
"hmpf ... comments have been filtered. Barry's Philosophy Blog, yes please.

Username: dawg
"And I missed it all!... :( Barry's Philosophy Blog sounds like a nice idea, indeed.

It's your blog, after all...
Username: dionicio
"Barry, do you worry too much about having your house or cabinet to another's likings? This blog is an interface between you, the real you, and the world. It is your Personal Blog: 'Barry's blog'. It is your home: Saying you are out topic in your own blog, saying you are out of place in your own home, is too much caffeine. Anyway, I have been too doped on caffeine, too... I understand, but I definitively do not agree. :)

I AGREE whole-heartedly
Username: GCMartin
"Thanks Barry for this POST! And, I totally agree with you. Sound rationale. Peace be with you.

Username: darkcity
"It's a shame that some off topic items aren't included - as they give the blog personality. It can be interesting to hear what people are reading. Is there no room for disagreement in the community?

Please agree
Username: Nikola Tesla
"[b]Human Devolution[/b] involves all religions, all governments and all scientists on planet earth. Everything we ever learned about the origin of the human race on planet earth would be questionable. No blog could handle any discussion about it. Barry is a wise man - who made a wise decision.

I do not know...
Username: dionicio
"Is then that communication will decay from the gratuitous giving and receiving it is now to the point where it is considered just a transaction? Will I listen only to those who are, and will I read only what is of benefit to me? Then will I speak and write only what suits me? If so, then I am proposing a world of dumb and deaf. Barry, I will understand if you delete my comment...

Nobody listens any more.
Username: dionicio
" I can't talk to the walls because tey're yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read. Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury, Ray.

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