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Author Alan Brooks

Alan Brooks has written for Alcor, 'Mongo Stack', and the Colorado Daily, a liberal Gannett university-oriented newspaper. He discovered futurism in 1976, and transhumanism in 1989.

Machiavelli and Nietzsche, Philosophers Foreshadowing the 21st Century

l. Machiavelli has been for a half millennia reviled as an unscrupulous philosopher when it is unfair to presume that a philosopher who was raised in the 15th century and died in the year 1527 could subscribe to 20th-21st-century ethics…. Continue Reading →

ALCOR – I’m a happy (but not impatient) customer

“It was sunny in Los Angeles, I was working the afternoon shift…” Joe Friday’s voice said that, in my dream. I came out of a trance. The Amtrak train was pulling into early-morning Flagstaff Arizona hours late, which was a… Continue Reading →

Butylated hydroxytoluene, BHT

This author chose Butylated hydroxytoluene, BHT, to write about because it is an antioxidant and also possesses antiviral, antimicrobial, properties: thus as it is available at low cost it could offer a double bang for the buck. But then, as… Continue Reading →

Remembering the 1950s-60s Futurists: What Went Wrong?

Futurism in the United States properly began during the late ‘50s, and took off—as one might guess —in the ‘60s with the Gemini space program and its ten manned flights. Then came Apollo. With Apollo, futurism became respectable; unfortunately with… Continue Reading →

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