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Beautiful Nubia is My Favorite Musician of the Decade

One: Nubia, Mimesis and the Philosophy of Preferences I do remember, quite vividly, dancing to ‘Segun Akinlolu’s jagbalajugbu when I was in junior secondary school in my parent’s backyard, say age eleven, twelve. This was in the early 2000s. My back, slightly bent.  Arms formed a V-shape. I made my legs take turn to split apart Read More

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Essays | Happiness, and Our Follies

Sisyphus takes us back to school – Nigeria and Her Excesses – Marcus Crassus drinks a cup of molten gold – The Mathematical Approximation of Sisyphus’s Dilemma – Epicurus, Orgasm, and his friends. Happiness is expensive. If you don’t believe me, a quick call to a local psychologist will do, your eighty-something year old grandmother Read More

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What I am Reading This Summer (2019)

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein (Philosophy) Machine Learning (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge) by Ethem Alpaydin (Computer Science/Statistics) An Introduction to Statistical Learning (Computer Science/Statistics) The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (Entrepreneurship) Children of Blood and Bone Read More

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Philosophical Morsels: Failure, Over Lunch

One: Grad School Sounds Easy This semester I served as an ambassador of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at The University of Georgia. We met with a few prospective graduate students at lunch a few weeks ago; and of course, like most graduate student ambassadors, folks always fall into this trap of saying the good stuff. Read More

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Books I Read in 2018 (and My Top 5)

[1] Kurunmi (Three Crowns) by Ola Rotimi Genre: Historical Play Kurunmi is a historical war play staged sometimes in the 19thcentury. Aare Kurunmi, the protagonist, occupies the position of war-general-cum-defense-minister of the disintegrating Oyo empire of the West Africa. The author (knowingly or unknowingly) explores the skin-in-the-game philosophy, where leaders lead with their skin in the game. Read More

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Philosophical Morsels: An Epistemic Lesson From My Grandma’s Goat.

One: The 2-ways of knowing. Friends permit me to start with Hume’s fork [1]. He pontificated that there are two ways of knowing (justified propositions), 1) ‘matters of facts’, and 2) the ‘relations of ideas’. In the latter, he means logic, mathematics, proof and everything in between – all bachelors are unmarried, that kind of Read More