Eco, Ego, Eros
Tam Hunt is trained as a lawyer and biologist and has studied philosophy for decades. He is a renewable energy consultant and lawyer by day, and avid reader by night. He also teaches part-time at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. He lives in Santa Barbara, plays tennis, and strums a guitar occasionally.
A critical review of Giulio Tononi’s new book and the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness. Read story.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Ancient Greece is rightly known as the cradle of democracy; the difference between then and now is that today's educated electorate is plenty equipped to make decisions. Read story.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Knowledge is always a double-edged sword, but I for one feel strongly that more knowledge, rather than less, is unequivocally beneficial. Read story.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We don't know much. That’s the one thing we do know as we survey this universe of ours and the human milieu that is such a small part of it. Read story.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A conversation with Lawrence Krauss about nothing. Read story.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
A conversation with David Rothenberg about evolution and beauty. Read story.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A conversation with Tim Eastman. Read story.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
How can it be that the majority of physicists today believe that time is an illusion? Well, that’s a good story and Lee Smolin’s new book, Time Reborn, delves into this story in detail. Read story.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Hugo Award winner and working scientist David Brin first hooked me as a teenager almost 30 years ago when I read his Uplift series of novels. Read story.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Exploring the ways in which mind influences matter. Read story.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Christof Koch, for the past 27 years a professor of cognitive and behavioral biology at Caltech, but who has now moved to be the chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, is a lifelong reductionist. Read story.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A conversation with Jayant Narlikar about the quasi steady-state cosmology. Read story.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The one certainty in physics is this: Our physical theories will continue to change over time. Read story.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Interview with biophysicist and author Mae-Wan Ho. Read story.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
How Obama should tackle climate change and energy independence in his second term. Read story.