Posts Tagged ‘David Brin’

THE EVER-ASCERBIC DR. DAVID BRIN SAYS
ALL THE WORLD (AND ALL HISTORY) HAS A DOG IN AMERICA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL POLITICAL HUNT

One of the sharpest (and most cantankerous!) minds commenting on “the state of the world” at any given time is that of science fiction writer David Brin, best-known for his six “Uplift” novels.
Trying to have a conversation with “Doctor Brin” (his Ph.D. is in space science from the University of California San Diego) is genuinely [...]

More and More Attention Is Being Paid to the Brain’s Powers of Thin Slicing

My all-time favorite description of what time is comes not from a scientist but from a writer of pulp science fiction, the late Ray Cumming. In 1922, he observed that time is “what keeps everything from happening at once.”
This is more than a not-half-way-bad way of describing time. It’s such a doggone-good way that even [...]