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  1. Are They Slaves?

    by , 02-26-2016 at 05:11 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I am working on rewriting a novel, so I picked up a known good novel to determine whether my novel is any good. The comparison is with Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. I read Player Piano a fair number of years ago, but I couldn’t remember much detail about it; in general it is about technological displacement of workers. It was published in 1952, so some people might think it is out of date, but the same issues are still current. People are still being required to be over-trained for all positions, ...
  2. what I'm reading

    "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence.
  3. Fact Versus Opinion, What's the difference?

    by , 02-15-2016 at 09:47 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I wonder whether one needs the same level of confidence for speculations, opinions, beliefs, prejudices, etc. as for facts. It has been my understanding for as long as I remember that it was fine to opine as one wanted to, regardless of actual fact, but when one wants to assert something as fact, then one must have evidence and logic.

    For example, several months ago I opined that there was a good chance that the 2016 presidential election might come out like the 1860 election in ...

    Updated 02-18-2016 at 05:26 PM by PeterL

  4. Religious Music

    1925 Paul Robeson- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
    1930 Blind Willie Johnson- John the Revelator
    1937 Thomas A. Dorsey- Peace in the Valley
    1940 Woody Guthrie- Jesus Christ
    1948 Hank Williams- I Saw the Light
    1948 Sister Rosetta ...

    Updated 10-20-2016 at 02:12 AM by mortalterror

  5. what I'm reading

    "The Way of All Flesh" by S. Butler.