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review 2019-01-11 19:17
Wasn't into this issue
FF (2010-2012) #1 - Jonathan Hickman,Steve Epting,Rick Magyar,Paul Mounts

It would have been less stars, but I was intrigued by the ending so much.   That ending makes me think this series might have promise, but I was so 'meh' about everything else that this won't be a priority for now.

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review 2018-12-22 08:35
"Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind" by Mario Beauregard
Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives - Mario Beauregard


(Original Review, 2012-04-30)




I have recently read books by Dr. Mario Beauregard and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and I'm inclined to believe that the answer to “The Hard Problem” is not beyond us to comprehend and it would be a shame in terms of our evolution if we were to think it so.

I believe ALL areas of science should be open and up for debate. Now, scientific materialism seems at a loss to explain irrefutable accounts of mind over matter, intuition, willpower, the "placebo effect" in medicine, of near-death experiences on the operating table, and of psychic premonitions of a loved one in crisis.

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-12-20 14:40
AI Self-Awareness: "Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World" by Christopher Steiner
Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World - Christopher Steiner



(Original Review, 2012-08-04)





There has been a long tradition of defining intelligence to be whatever machines can't do at the time. The recent book "Automate This: How Algorithms came to rule our world" by Christopher Steiner gives a good overview of many of the fields in which computers have achieved or surpassed human performance, whether in game play [2018 EDIT: (Chess (Deep Blue), Jeopardy (Watson))], medical prescriptions (diagnosis and fulfillment) or even music (judging potential, composing).

 

 

 

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review 2018-11-19 16:29
Rarefied Heights: "Umbrella" by Will Self
Umbrella - Will Self



(Original Review, September 30th 2012)


And people are entertained by different things. Some people are entertained by cat videos. Others are entertained by football or motor racing. Others are entertained by mathematical or philosophical problems. Others are entertained by jigsaw puzzles or their literary equivalents. Others are entertained by sophisticated use of narrative technique. Some people may be entertained by all of these: they have rich mental lives, with varying sources of entertainment.

 

 

 

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review 2018-11-16 17:49
Just not feeling this
Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett is Dead (2012) #1 (of 4) - Barbara Taylor Bradford,Chris Scalf,David Palumbo-Liu

Usually like this author, and I used to be a much bigger Star Wars fan than I am now. 

 

Didn't really get into it, so, yeah, one star. 

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