Economy of Emergent Stuff

Last week, over on SE Stark Street, a pothole the size of Devil’s Punchbowl emerged in the eastbound lane. Someone had erected a barricade that barely covered the problem. I told Susan a local state of emergency should be declared – call out the Guard. I might even be willing to get back into uniformContinue reading “Economy of Emergent Stuff”

Casual Causality: Beyond Proximate Cause; or, The O-Ring Syndrome Revisited

An accident is an event that is fortuitous and unforeseen. That’s how life works. Yet we try to figure out what we did to deserve it and why we didn’t see it coming. But if we can figure it out, then it was not an accident. We might know how, but we can’t know why.Continue reading “Casual Causality: Beyond Proximate Cause; or, The O-Ring Syndrome Revisited”