Sampling the state of the blogosphere (again)
Thank you so much for sharing this Erik! Really appreciate you taking the time. Much appreciated my man ❤️
Looking forward to some weekend reading.
Very excited to dig into all of these (and finish up going through some of the links from the last installment) but the thing that springs immediately to my mind while glancing over the blurbs is in relation to the invocation of language and the myth of Prometheus in the Hyper Landscapes excerpt: I had a similar thought when I first encountered the tale "The Smith and the Devil"," which by some accounts is possibly the oldest surviving western story, dating back to the Proto-Indo-European era. It seemed almost immediately to me that the story— about the Devil granting the Smith the ability to bind any substance to any other substance, whereupon the Smith promptly binds the Devil to a chair, preventing him from ever collecting his debt— had to be about the development of language and possibly even the sense of our inner selves that language allows us to explore in our thoughts. Then again I may be biased because I'm a writer with an interest in the nature of consciousness.
Really appreciate this Erik - we've already had a spike in visits to our site. Plus, there is some really good reading here.
Thank you so much for doing this--it means a lot to us readers of yours that you'd wade through so much material and actually make comments on it. It's gratifying to be included!
Thank you again for doing this. It shows such generosity of spirit. And the links are fascinating!
Great list! I found some gems that I'll enjoy with a bowl of tea. I already read one article and then a second from one of the listed writers. This is good stuff.
Thanks so much for sharing my piece on NASA and psychopathy, Erik! It's very admirable the way you've been using your platform to boost other Substack writers. You are most definitely NOT a psychopath.
Chur bro, appreciate what you're doing aye. The Delinquent Academic.
Just wanted to thank you SO much for including my post in this list, I'd been hoping that you would but wasn't sure how it would measure up to all these other really great articles.
Thank you, Erik. Thank you!
Eric, what a beautiful list. I think we are on the same page, with this, no?
Let me know here!