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We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.— Lao Tzu
Category Archives: what-if
Here’s a strange little essay I wrote on Eating, trying to resolve the question of how to steal the Life from other beings for our own sustenance in a moral and non-icky way. It’s a bit…visceral, and off-the-cuff so it … Continue reading
On this day, which I like to think of as “Memento-morial Day”, we remember the dead. Especially we remember those who have died for reasons none of us are ever really comfortable with: because we sent them off to kill … Continue reading
I spent all weekend actually writing, so I consider that a pretty good reason to have skipped the “creativity post” part of the weekend. But here’s a What-If for you anyway: What if, as people develop, they become “perfect” for … Continue reading
Welcome to your weekly Creativity Booster-Shot (abbrev. “C? BS!”), denizens. There is more Fangboner, but it’s not quite as polished as I’d like, so in a few days perhaps. In the meantime, I’ve had this idea for a computer interface … Continue reading
What if the defining act of godhood was the making of faces? There has to be a point at which a thing becomes a sentient thing; what if having a face is it? We talk about “playing god” in this … Continue reading