I asked Chatbot to evaluate a poem for me. Here is the poem and its fabulous review, followed by Chatbots response, when I asked for a more critical review. DIVINE RECKONING When our machines grow capable of thought, and we assign them to the greatest task – to find the answers that mankind’s long sought […]
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We used to think it was our ability to use tools or the elegance of our reasoning or the architecture of opposable thumbs or brain size.
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Maybe we need a new criteria to define our intelligence and what makes it distinct from other species on our planet.
T.T.O.T.T. As we get older, more words elusively slip the tip of the tongue.
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STENDHAL SYNDROME He gave his nom de plume to a syndrome that speeds the heart and makes consciousness faint in the presence of preserved pronouncements, skillfully and visually presented, conveying significance or beauty. Art is a three-letter word, and, like God, sublime for the most part. Look in its face, and you‘ll see beyond brushstrokes […]
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ORGANISM We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.
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🤕 & 💘 🗣🎼🎤🎹 HEAD AND HEART The conscious mind’s had no real rationale to explain unreasoned romantic acts; endocrinology, however, shall provide new answers, based on sounder facts. This system, ruled by lobes within the brain, initiates emotions chemic’ly; adrenals startle, endorphins numb pain and hormones stimulate systemic’ly. This balance of drugs, dispensed with the aid of […]
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Poetry and Science Science tries to answer some great questions, in fact the greatest questions of our day. At very least, it offers suggestions for how to frame these questions, anyway. This role is one that poets, too, have played. Both correlate their data to convey their particular premise and persuade, or at least to […]
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NEUROLOGICALLY NORMAL Swimming in separate body oceans a variety of evolutions take place. In the dark, with secret motions, the neurons bunch in weird convolutions. Held gently afloat in nutrient brine, their dendrites mysteriously enlaced, they interact in ways hard to define, within the skulls in which they are encased. So they don’t become depressed […]
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