In an op-ed, Satya Benson ’26 critiques responses to recently published opinion pieces in the Record.
Over the past few days, lem has been over at misfin.org on gemini making the new internet mail protocol a reality. Yesterday, I sent the first misfin message as `firstname.lastname@example.org`. I want to jot down a few notes for reference as things move forward.
Way back in 1641, Rene Descartes dropped Meditations on First Philosophy, in which he famously claimed he was certain that he existed. But towards the end of his little book, he also made some pretty influential claims about the nature of the mind, saying it was totally separate from material substance. I think his arguments for this are bullshit, and I want to try to explain why.
While browsing geminispace, I came across this article by `negatethis`. Below is the text of the email I sent in reply, lightly edited. This is by no means a complete explanation of my thoughts on the subject; for example, I spend little to no time on the ethics of animal domestication.
The Human Experience of Good and Bad is Entirely an Aesthetic Experience
Poem in Two Parts
Summer passing by
Reflections on my time as part of the 2022 Arctic to Manhattan Semester
I've been having fun with Pixelmator Pro
Stuff I might study in college