The Black Hole Engine — Take Two

The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) has now awarded first prize in its annual essay contest to Louis Crane for Stardrives and Spinoza. This is a follow-up to Are Black Hole Starships Possible? by Crane and Shawn Westmoreland, which I have already commented on below.

The theme of this year’s contest is “What is ultimately […]


I am reading Rene Guenon’s The Crisis of the Modern World.

Guenon has a reasoned prejudice against science that is however quite mistaken. He is rhetorical rather than cogent, has a number of outright crank views… and yet is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

What is right about Guenon, what is wrong, and what do I […]