That is the magic; the heart, the care – I’m glad your public friend is feeling better as well; MS would scare the stuffing out of me. I was admonished by an online friend when I was preoccupied with having been born preterm and was learning a lot of things via health statistics. For me it was an eye-opener to see that I was not alone – that I belonged to a group with similar issues. But Navveen Dangwal, who I think passed away but a month later (I think covid in india – it was bad at that time there) – he admonished me for focusing on health statistics for those diagnosis and compiled numbers are half-truths and can be misleading – that basically, you’re not a statistic, although he didn’t put it in motivational speaker terms like that. But I could read what he was meaning and was grateful. He was right; I needed to move on from that area so as not to get boxed in.

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Jack Sinclair 1st) not the same though What do you and I have? two way communication between equals mistakes can be corrected quickly negotiating meaning – that is communication but Musk it is one way. broadcast only. there’s an illusion of two way: The tantalizing temptation of an audience that he might respond is there 2nd) I don’t know what you mean by motivated reasoning

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For my own reference mostly: every mention of Prigogine (duplicates removed hopefully) from _The Concept of Time in Early Twentieth-Century Philosophy_. After dups removed, ended up with 54. Hopefully this will give me a ‘gist’ index to then search further from.

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ok, I tend to learn by critics first and fastest, so here’s a basic critic I found and I’ll start with him: Existentialism, a post-WWII phenomenon, is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, meaning, freedom and choices. Although it has much in common with nihilism, existentialism is more a of a reaction against traditional philosophers, such as rationalism, empiricism and positivism that seek to discover an ultimate order and universal meaning in metaphysical principle or in the structure of the observed world. It asserts that people actually make decisions based on what has meaning to them, rather than what is rational. Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th and 20th century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrine differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking beginning with the human subject, not merely the thinking subject (Crowell, 2010; Macquarrie, 1972; Oxford, 1995: 259), but the acting, feeling, living human individual (Macquarrie, 14- 15). While the supreme value of existentialist thought is commonly acknowl-edged to be freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity.

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Ah interesting! So Colin McGinn got it started in modern times, partially based on Thomas Nagal’s “What’s it like to be a bat?” and it was tagged the “new Mysterianism” by someone named Owen Flanagan. — “In philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, cognitive closure is the proposition that human minds are constitutionally incapable of solving certain perennial philosophical problems. Owen Flanagan calls this position anti-constructive naturalism or the “new mysterianism” and the primary advocate of the hypothesis, Colin McGinn, calls it transcendental naturalism acknowledging the possibility that solutions may be knowable to an intelligent non-human of some kind. According to McGinn, such philosophical questions include the mind-body problem, identity of the self, foundations of meaning, free will, and knowledge, both a priori and empirical.”

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So I’d be A and D. Something called the “lamina dissecans” disappears between the 28th and 32nd week, meaning a 5 layer cerebral cortex at 28 weeks, a 4 layer cerebral cortex at 32 weeks. “Fig. 2. Photomicrographs of Ki-67 labeled neurons in the cerebellum of 24- (B, C) and 28-week-old (A, D) fetuses. (A) In the cerebellum of the 28-week-old fetus most of the cells in the EGL (e) are immunoreactive for Ki-67. In the IGL (i) the labeled cells locate close to the layer of Purkinje cells (p). Only a few labeled cells (arrows) are in the deep part of the IGL. The square indicates the magnified area shown in D. (B) Ventricular (vz) and subventricular zones of the fourth ventricle still contain large number of immunoreactive cells at this age. (C) In the EGL (e) of the cerebellum of a 24-week-old fetus, the outer and inner zones are clearly separated (dotted line). The IGL (i) contains two populations of labeled cells, one with large, ovoid cell nuclei (arrows) and another with small, round cell nuclei (open arrows). Curved arrows mark the most lightly stained cells that are accepted as specifically labeled in this study. (D) Higher magnification of the area indicated by the square in A. Labeled cells mainly locate in the outer zone of the EGL (above the dotted line). The IGL (i), below the lamina dissecans (ld), contains a heterogonous population of Ki-67 labeled cells displaying large (arrow) or small cell nuclei (open arrows). Scale bars=90 mm for A; 50 mm for B; 30 mm for C and D. Abbreviations used in the figure are e, external granular layer; i, internal granular layer; ld, lamina dissecans; m, molecular layer; p, Purkinje cell layer; vz, ventricular zone.” “7.9% in a 24-week-old fetus. This drops to 2.53% in a 28-week-old fetus, being the only numerical value that differs in 24- and 28-week-old fetuses (Table 2). There are two distinct populations of labeled cells in the IGL, one with smaller cell nuclei and one with larger cell nuclei (Fig. 2C and D). Labeled cells with large cell nuclei locate mainly below the Purkinje cells (Fig. 2C and D) but a few are found at the border between the IGL and WM. At this age the border between those two layers is hard to distinguish, therefore, it is difficult to measure the exact width of the IGL. Large numbers of small Ki-67 immunopositive cells occurred inside the WM. In addition to cell proliferation in the secondary germinal layer (EGL) and in the other cerebellar cortical layers, an intensive cell proliferation occurs in the primary germinal layer of the ventricular zone (Fig. 2B). The lamina dissecans disappears between the 28th and 32nd weeks, as was observed by Rakic and Sidman [20]. As a consequence, the cerebellar cortex of a 32- week-old fetus consists of four layers “

So I’d be A
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