Sunday, October 25, 2015

phenomenality and ontogeny



This is a placeholder for an unwritten posting that another discussion links to, as a promise to explicate the phrase “ontogenic ‘nature’ of things.”



Saturday, October 24, 2015

outgrowing Kantism



This is a placeholder for an unwritten posting that another discussion links to, as a promise to explicate the imperative to “outgrow Kantism.”



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What can one expect from a star?


updates at the end: Oct. 15, 2015 | Jan. 16, 2016

So, as reported yesterday in The Atlantic, the light-blocking pattern from a recently-noticed star (2011) is now certified as singularly strange:
When I spoke to Boyajian on the phone, she explained that her recent paper only reviews “natural” scenarios. “But,” she said, there were “other scenarios” she was considering.

Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, is set to publish an alternative interpretation of the light pattern. SETI researchers have long suggested that we might be able to detect distant extraterrestrial civilizations,