Let me hop on this #introduction train as well, it's been too long.
#currentlyReading Graeber's Dawn of Humanity and absolutely blown away by it.
Who painted pictures like this on rock walls in Norway 5000-8000 years ago?
Researchers are uncovering the mysteries of rock paintings millennia after they were created. More and more paintings are being discovered.
Anyway, switched back to a Murakami book of short stories, always makes me feel right at home.
James Cameron on why T-1000 was a cop
From a 2010 book “The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron” by Rebecca Keegan:
'"The Terminator films are not really about the human race getting killed of by future machines. They’re about us losing touch with our own humanity and becoming machines, which allows us to kill and brutalize each other,” he says. “Cops think all non-cops as less than they are, stupid, weak, and evil. They dehumanize the people they are sworn to protect and desensitize themselves in order to do that job.”'
The name of the archaic "Neanderthal" human subspecies, which died out about 40000 years ago comes from the "new-human valley",
as the name of the valley Neandertal simply means "Neander Valley" and Neander was renamed hundreds of years ago after a priest that liked the place, whose ancestor had changed the family name from native German "Neumann" which means "new man" in English, according to the trend of their times to a Greek-Latinized "Neander" ("neo"=Latin "new", "anthropos"=Greek "human").
That the subspecies happened to be found in a valley that had that name is of course purely by coincidence,
but the very old humans are by thus commonly called "new-human valley archaic humans".
#Anarchism stands for the abolition of oppressive and exploitative social relations. It means the organiztion of an egaliterian, self-managed, and co-operative society.
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#introduction I'm a computational neuroscientist and anarchist looking to change the way we do science.
As an anarchist, I want to replace hierarchies that hold science back. I've started with Neuromatch (http://neuromatch.io/), but hoping to do more. Next target, replacing journals.
Loving the fediverse philosophy!
Of course that #currentlyReading in my last post had to be 'The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity'.
In my excitement I seem to have abbreviated it perfectly though.