Edward George http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/d/a/6/member_63375782.jpeg

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Renton, WAUSA 98058
Hometown: Paducah KY

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November 19, 2010

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Introduction

I was flabbergasted at the kind comments. I guess I can see the interest in having my generation represented but I'm not sure that I am really representative. Someone mentioned "Idle old men talking ignorant young" (I'm 88 with many memories.)

What areas of philosophy are you most interested in?

EVERYTHING I've ever heard of. Random examples - 1. Philosophy is all encompassing. 2. Robotics is real reason rich are getting richer and non rich can't get a job. 3. Persons think if this and this is true that must be true. Robots are things constructed so that if voltage is here and here current will flow through that. Do the myriad "things" in brains perform like robots? 4. My WWII experience was as a radar technician (Pacific). My engineeriung experiences included advisor to an embassy, system design, system test planner, test director, accident investigator .... Those memories include a time when I objected to popular thought trees using engineering language ("gates"). I later used the language of propositional calculus in a tree to (discover?) Space Station safety requirements, starting with "The crew will be safe during their orbital stay." 5. I believe it is time to consider the philosophical significance of string theory and black holes, and their relationship.

What Edward George is saying about this Meetup Group

I rather like cheerful disrespect. Particularly when it isn't mumbled.

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  • Paul Nguyen

    Sir Edward George, this is Paul Nguyen who was mistaken for spamming your email last night with suspicious links. I sincerely apologize for the incident, and I am working on figuring out who hacked into my account and did all this. Best regards,

    Jul 17, 2013 1:01 PM
  • Joan

    hi Ed... maybe I'll see you in Bellevue. thanks.

    Oct 28, 2011 3:23 PM
  • Sally Dougherty

    Great Books - Eastside

    For the next meeting, you can use any copy of Plato's "Meno," which should be in the KC Library or a used books store, etc. Longer term, the Great Conversations 4 anthology is at Amazon online; they have a new book for $25, shipping $4:
    http://www.amazon.com/Great-Conversat...­­.
    The Great Books Foundation also sells it for $25, but you have to pay sales tax and $4.50 shipping.

    Oct 02, 2011 1:44 AM
  • Sally Dougherty

    Good to hear from you! I'll look into Pink's book. Do you consider yourself right or left brain dominant, or a balance between them? I thought your teacher's advice was excellent, and would be well taken by journalists today - it seems to me the quality of journalism continues to decline, with notable exceptions. On Oct 5 we'll have our first Great Books discussion of the season, at Bellevue City Hall, on Plato's "Meno." It should be interesting.

    Sep 22, 2011 12:54 AM
  • Alex Novack

    Seattle Analytic Philosophy Club

    Hi Edward: I'm sorry to hear you won't make it for tonight's discussion. We will miss you, and we wish you all the best!
    -Alex & the analytic philosophy group

    Sep 20, 2011 4:26 PM
  • Steve C

    Ed, that was TMI.

    Sep 11, 2011 12:29 PM
  • Sally Dougherty

    Great Books - Eastside

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

    Jul 21, 2011 1:19 AM
  • Sally Dougherty

    Great Books - Eastside

    I'm looking forward to hearing your comments -- the play raises a lot of timely issues, human and political.

    Jul 14, 2011 1:17 AM
  • Sally Dougherty

    Great Books - Eastside

    Hey Ed! I have a Master in Librarianship too, but never worked in a library (went into editing instead). We sure will enjoy seeing you if you care to join us.

    Jul 08, 2011 4:19 AM
  • Sally Dougherty

    I'm glad you like them, Ed. Unfortunately, we just found out that the Bellevue Library is closing all its meeting rooms for a year, starting in September, while they construct more parking. So Bill and I decided that next month will be our last Great Ideas discussion for a while. Hope to see you in August. - Sally

    Jul 06, 2011 9:30 PM
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