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The Zombie Defense

Modern science still suffers in many ways from its own version of cognitive dissonance by maintaining what is essentially a behaviorist/positivist stance in, of all places, the philosophy of mind.

Absent-Minded Science

The problem becomes apparent when we try to explain mind itself within the “scientific” method which does its best to ignore mind in nature.

Your Village Cheat Sheet

Montecito is one of those places that is well intended but misunderstood. It has more amenities than most cities, but it isn’t a city. It has a shopping strip that is not within its official boundaries. And, while it is famous as the home of billionaires, the true majority of its citizens are middle-class folk who bought real estate wisely and rode the Montecito market into their enviable net worth.

Sticky “Situation” at the Santa Barbara News-Press

Brouhaha? Fooferaw? The dispute between News-Press management and former employees has gone on long enough that you’d think some news agency would have thought up a snazzy catch-all name for it that expresses the magnitude succinctly and objectively. Alas, even an expansive list of possible synonyms falls short.

Cold Winds and Hot Dogs

HARD HITTER: Billy Connell, it seems, was born to fight. First, it was with Sister Agnes, his sixth-grade teacher at the Catholic school he attended back in New Jersey. When Sister Agnes made the mistake of smacking Connell with a ruler, he reciprocated by snatching it away and smacking her back.

News-Press Timeline

A chronicle of the events which proceed the July 6, 2006 walkout of six senior News-Press editors and longtime columnist Barney Brantingham, and the fallout in the following week.

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