Notes #5 Sponges are Slow


A while back I made reference to the process of cephalization.  This was honestly my off the cuff attempt at an argument with the tools I had available.  Either I have an over-active imagination which is determined to pattern match everything, or there are similar constraints between internal decision making systems of biological organisms and human organizations. Naturally this is not going to be a one to one mapping. If we can extract certain patterns, as many others have done, from the biological origins of judgment, we might learn something about our own strange systems.

Honestly I have too much to read before I will have any semblance of an answer. So rather than sit quietly and think to myself I have decided to subject my readers once again to thinking out loud.  This week I have some commentary on a paper about sponges.

Origin of the neuro-sensory system: new and expected insights from sponges

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Notes #5 Sponges are Slow

Notes #4 The Bitter War 1881

 Let us not forget what once was.  I leave this here as an inspiration for what could be.  The church was not ignorant of the forces at work around it.


To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and
Bishops of the Catholic world in Grace
and Communion with the Apostolic See.

The long-continued and most bitter war waged against the divine authority of the Church has reached the culmination to which it was tending, the common danger, namely, of human society, and especially of the civil power on which the public safety chiefly reposes. In our own times most particularly this result is apparent. For popular passions now reject, with more boldness than formerly, every restraint of authority. So great is the license on all sides, so frequent are seditious and tumults, that not only is obedience often refused to those who rule states, but a sufficiently safe guarantee of security does not seem to have been left to them.

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Notes #4 The Bitter War 1881

Common Core is not what you think


I’m going to provide some push back against the narrative that Common Core is designed for the lowest common denominator to make children more equal.  I do not dispute that it is ineffective nor that it is insane,simply the purpose for which it was created or serves.  While I cannot get into the heads of the people who support Common Core I can speak to the theories behind its creation.

The essence of the thought behind Common Core is the Cargo Cult.

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Common Core is not what you think