Human Devolution deleted

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.

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 8:39


Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 10:45 by lobster
Raspberry Pi
Looking forward to Barry's Philosophy Blog, 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

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 13:26 by aarf
hmpf ... comments have been filtered. Barry's Philosophy Blog, yes please.

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 13:37 by Terryphi
A wise decision. Let us stick to what unites us - a common appreciation of your achievements in creating and developing Puppy Linux.

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 15:27 by dawg
And I missed it all!... :(

Barry's Philosophy Blog sounds like a nice idea, indeed.

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 22:28 by dionicio
It's your blog, after all...
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.


Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 5:31 by GCMartin
I AGREE whole-heartedly
Thanks Barry for this POST!

And, I totally agree with you. Sound rationale.

Peace be with you.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 22:05 by 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?

Posted on 22 Apr 2012, 19:24 by Nikola Tesla
Please agree
Human Devolution 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.

Posted on 27 Apr 2012, 2:29 by dionicio
I do not know...
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...

Posted on 28 Apr 2012, 11:12 by dionicio
Nobody listens any more.

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.