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Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

I. In the old days, you had your Culture, and that was that. Your Culture told you lots of stuff about what you were and weren’t allowed to do, and by golly you listened. Your Culture told you to work … Continue reading

Utopian Science

I. Pre-emptive plagiarism is the worst. I was all set to write about how I thought the problems I brought up in The Control Group Is Out Of Control could be addressed. Then Josh Haas wrote A Modest Proposal To … Continue reading

We Are All MsScribe

AskReddit asked recently: If you could only give an alien one thing to help them understand the human race, what would you give them? At the time I had no good answer. Now I do. I would give them Charlotte … Continue reading

Index: Posts on Raikoth

The following are my posts on this blog about my constructed society of Raikoth: 1. Laws, Language, Society 2. Corruption, Priesthood 3. Cities, Land 4. Symbolic Beads 5. Economics, Relationships 6. History, Religion 7. Science Related: Five Thousand Years In … Continue reading

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Raikoth: History, Religion

Index: Posts on Raikoth Imagine the following world. It’s Imperial Rome. Nero has just gotten pissed at Seneca, but instead of killing him, he orders him into exile. The other Stoics are getting kind of wary at this whole “insane … Continue reading

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Raikoth: Symbolic Beads

In the comments to yesterday’s conworlding post, Nate asked: I would expect that wealthier people would buy larger yurts to show off their wealth, and then those would get gradually less movable until they’re basically living in houses. Since this … Continue reading

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Raikoth: Corruption, Priesthood

Some of the comments to my last post required essay-length responses, plus I will keep talking about my conworld until somebody shuts me up. This one is in response to Nemryn on corruption. Third Eyes are little lifelogging cameras provided … Continue reading

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Raikoth: Laws, Language, and Society

I don’t believe society is perfect the way it is, I’m just a small-c conservative who’s cautious of changing things. We’ve never tried a complex globalized urban Information Age society with communist/libertarian/reactionary policies, and if you accidentally bring down civilization … Continue reading

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Things I Learned By Spending Five Thousand Years In An Alternate Universe

When I was in high school, some friends and I decided it would be cool to start our own country, Bridge to Teribithia-style. As the idea gradually came into contact with reality, it degenerated into “simulate a country” and then … Continue reading

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