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Sending Them Off to Prague

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The angelic nuns left for a few days to travel in Prague and Salzburg, while we held a four-day intensive retreat in Zen Center. I saw them off at the front door. There was no one to take a group photo for us, and as the member of the group who has the longest arms, I often get selected to do the selfies during our travels. (Honest, I’m really being tasked with this as a role in their visit here.)

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The Evolution of Doom

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Quoted in the NYT:

“Last time we had rivals in terms of intelligence they were cousins to our species, like Homo neanderthalensis, Homo erectus, Homo floresiensis, Homo denisova and more,” the neuroscientist Erik Hoel wrote in one much-passed-around meditation on the current state of play, with the subtitle “Microsoft’s new A.I. really does herald a global threat.” Hoel went on: “Let’s be real: After a bit of inbreeding we likely murdered the lot.”

https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/signup/DWW

More, from “60 Minutes”:

https://twitter.com/radiofreetom/status/1648331717281828864?s=46&t=ebJxFehlIJ7mc-49i0lNJQ