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The Echo of The Voiceless

“From the very beginning the referendum was a farcical affair. What we needed was a year-long process (at the absolute minimum) of information, education and debate. What we got, for what was billed as ‘the most important decision in a generation’, was a short-lived barrage of sound-bite, fear-mongering, popularist jingoism and media hype.”

The above quote describes our media accelerated society, where the majority of the people will tolerate this broken process (for a variety of reasons, some out of their control).

The only solution I can see is a major physical revolution where people ignore attempts to be placated by “entertain-olotics” and media. (In America, we are in sore need of this as well).

People numbering towards the 25 – 100 million must make their presence felt.

Short of that (and it is a TALL undertaking), I can’t see light for these broken political systems.

Warren Draper

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Like it or not, the UK (as it is currently constituted) has decided to leave the EU. What this means for us in socioeconomic terms will only become evident over the coming decade. Likewise what it means for Britain as a unified whole will only become evident over the course of the next couple of years. The one thing we can be certain of is that the entire process has laid bare the terrible state of politics and democracy in Britain, right here, right now.

From the very beginning the referendum was a farcical affair. What we needed was a year-long process (at the absolute minimum) of information, education and debate. What we got, for what was billed as ‘the most important decision in a generation’, was a short-lived barrage of sound-bite, fear-mongering, popularist jingoism and media hype.

If we have learned anything from this referendum it is that the…

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I’ve noticed some new people are choosing to follow this blog, it’s old and no longer written on (nor do I share here).

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http://twitter.com/JosephRatliff (my Twitter account)

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Mathematical Hells

An Aspiring Rationalist's Ramble

[Warning: Memetic hazard and philosophical trip. Also, probably incorrect. Talks about death and torture and robots.]

The universe is probably infinite, flat, uniform, and ergodic. This means not only that there are an infinity of copies of the Earth, all of them identical, all of them containing “a you” that’s reading this post written by “a me.” In fact, all possible distributions of matter happen somewhere an infinity of times.

The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is probably correct. That means everything that “can happen” will, in “some universe.” This means all possible distributions of matter happen everywhere.

There’s a reasonable chance the process that spawned our universe was some form of Eternal or Chaotic Inflation, in which there’s a huge “field” whose local fluctuations spawn universes. In fact, due to the above, it’s likely that our universe repeats an infinite number of times.

It’s fun to think about the possibility that…

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Be F***ing Nice To People

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