Monday, March 10, 2008

129. Blue Horizons Continued: Second Blog of the Summer, June 27, 2007





The pdf file for my second blog of the summer is below, here:


List of Key Words ** being in debt ** apartment full of distractions ** "Welcome to being in debt, just like the rest of America." ** numericism, numbers and pins ** numerical identity in the Matrix ** one day planet Earth itself will have its own zip code? ** credit card companies ** have fun, buy now, suffer later ** manufactured emotions ** EEMB 94 ** Ben Halpern ** Meg ** yellow mongoose bike (stolen) ** UCSB is not a university, it's a playground so adults can stay kids ** return to UCSB on a new baseline ** cycling out old graduate students and TAs, dissolving old authoritative relationships ** Bruce Tiffney asked me what I thought CCS was ** Bruce Tiffney helped Victoria a couple of times in undergrad ** the protocol is students are to chase professors, not professors chasing after students ** large human bureaucracy and the jeopardy of human psychology ** large human bureaucracies destroying individual human psychology ** "At this moment, let's just say I really am intellectually bulimic" ** from intellectual consumption to intellectual production ** intellectual barfing ** joke location comparing Los Angeles, Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara ** joke Riverside global warming kicked in, real estate goes up ** THE INDIVIDUAL HABITABILITY INDEX OF LOCALITIES ** description of the classroom ** stiff and cold, initial molecular tension ** Ben Halpern ** Bob Warner, shifting baselines ** multi-scale multi-media research ** "Science is the individua's personal choice of scale of a system, personal choice of defining a system, and personal choice of level of precision on how to measure and twaek and collect data about a system." ** degree of order, degree of chaos in every system, and I accept all of it! ** Maria de Oca ** university "outreach" is just an idealistic illusion in professors' minds ** benefits of massive bureacracies: return policies ** Dave Panitz ** evolution primality "just shut up" ** over time, become desensitized ** mathematical golden-rule perspective of biological aesthetics ** thank evolution, thank your parents ** "living works of art" ** "Image is beside the point. It is the story beind the surface that matters." ** Logan, CCS biology ** Nicole, left-handed aquatic bio major ** "creatively stunted" by biology education ** the class is well-balanced: 5 guys, 5 girls, film, environment, and political science degrees ** little kids aggregate based on self-similarity in size ** Theodore Roosevelt swings his big stick, science and policy ** Please be kind, do rewind ** "Our education system does not promote the study of a student's individual Truth and Reality, but a grade in a course is only the measure of how well the student can psycho-analyze the mind of the professor, whether the professor's mind actually equates to any degree of universal human Reality... or not." ** Blue Horizons guinea pig experiment ** hesitant to return to school ** www.ratemyprofessors.com ** Milton Love ** "Thanks for the first amendment, babe" ** "We get paid to think, so you don't have to!" ** "Commited to good science and self aggrandizement." ** "So you want to be a marine biologist: the revenge." ** "you can go to small colleges where you are treated like a long-lost child, you can go to huge universities where professors spit on your for fun" ** that is the CCS/UCSB dichotomy right there! ** story with Dr. Steve Gaines ** made up, all is good! ** Steve Gaines and Richard Minnich on the same boat ** PISCO ** Dr. Brian Gaylord ** "What's the point of science?" practical or knowledge for the sake of knowledge? ** purpose, survival ** university as a form of mental warfare, battle of ideas, battle of words "war of the words" ** guarding intellectual territory ** the "Sustainability Experiment" ** "it's not a matter of "saving" the earth, it's a matter of how to optimally manage it" ** collective mental, physical, biological, technological, ecological metabolism ** shifting baseline understanding of science ** lag time effect ** THE THREE QUESTIONS YOU NEVER ASK A PROFESSOR OR GRAD STUDENT, OTHERWISE YOU WILL PISS THEM OFF (YOU WILL PISS OFF PROFESSORS, MAKE GRAD STUDENTS MORE LIKELY DEPRESSED) ** looking up scientific articles on web of science is like looking up the "science gossip circle" oh, what's armand been up to lately? ** national enquirer undercover investigations of science gossip ** hippocampus, overstimulated emotional center ** felt like a failure ** beat-up Shiloh beagle ** in the end, scientific research is all about trial and error ** COMPASS ** Time buries memories very well. Especially memories that are very trivial in others' minds which are hyper-exaggerated in mine, mental taphonomy shall work to my advantage ** 7 years since my time of idiocy and naivety ** THE ONLY STUPID QUESTION IS THE QUESTION NOT ASKED ** stupidity is inevitable ** science reporting (1) playing devils advocate--critiquing and challenging (2) informing people of circus ivory towers entertaining intellectualism ** hate when my ideas keep repeating ** broken record ** learning how to throw things away again ** mental management ** environ-mental management ** your mind is as clean as your room, your office, your environment...

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