Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday links


Robert Anton Wilson's "hippie physicist" friends from Cosmic Trigger. Source. 

Brief report on Festival 23. I'm guessing Cat Vincent will write more about it.

Robert Graves' son talks about his dad.

Phillip K. Dick's Man in the High Castle wasn't a smash hit at first. (I re-read it a couple of years ago and was struck anew at how great it is.) Via Roman Tsivkin on Twitter. I think it's his fault, too, that I saw this horrible Tweet. 

Special offer from Tyler Cowen. He'll update when the Kindle becomes available.

How William Burroughs' drug experiments fueled neurology research. 

5 comments:

michael said...

David Kaiser (MIT Prof who wrote _How The Hippies Saved Physics_, which cites RAW and has a lot on figures mentioned here recently, such as Nick Herbert and Saul-Paul Sirag), has contributed and edited a series of essays in a recent book:

_Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture_

I have not been able to get my hands on it yet. Someone wrote an piece on Leary's SMi2LE in it. Should be good.

chas said...

Tom--Will you be reviewing Tyler Cowen's book? I'm intrigued, although not enough to invest the time and cash for a full read. I'm interested in a response to his non-bullet points.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

@chas, I'm sure I'll read the book and likely write about it. I'll order it in advance when the Kindle becomes available.

@michael, Thanks for the book tip!

Dustin said...

Jack Sarfatti has a very interesting review of Groovy Science on Amazon which corrects some statements in the book regarding Leary' S.M.I2.E. philosophy.

chas said...

Dustin--thanks for the heads-up on the Sarfatti review--it offers a valuable gloss on the value of the book.