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Lecture: March 14th, 2006
Dennett is University Professor & Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, & Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He lives with his wife in North Andover, Massachusetts, & has a daughter, a son, & three grandchildren. He was born in Boston in 1942, the son of a historian by the same name, and received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard in 1963. He then went to Oxford to work with Gilbert Ryle, under whose supervision he completed the D.Phil. in philosophy in 1965. He taught at U.C. Irvine from 1965 to 1971, when he moved to Tufts, where he has taught ever since, aside from periods visiting at Harvard, Pittsburgh, Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the LSE & the American University of Beirut.
His first book, Content and Consciousness, appeared in 1969, followed by Brainstorms (1978), Elbow Room (1984), The Intentional Stance (1987), Consciousness Explained (1991), Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995), Kinds of Minds (1996), and Brainchildren: A Collection of Essays 1984-1996 (MIT Press and Penguin, 1998). Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness, was published in 2005 by MIT Press. He co-edited The Mind's I with Douglas Hofstadter in 1981. He is the author of over three hundred scholarly articles on various aspects on the mind, published in journals ranging from Artificial Intelligence and Behavioral & Brain Sciences to Poetics Today & the Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism
He gave the John Locke Lectures at Oxford in 1983, the Gavin David Young Lectures at Adelaide, Australia, in 1985, & the Tanner Lecture at Michigan in 1986, among many others. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, & a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1987.
He was the Co-founder & Co-director of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, & has helped to design museum exhibits on computers for the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston, & the Computer Museum in Boston
He spends most of his summers on his farm in Maine, where he harvests blueberries, hay and timber, & makes Normandy cider wine, when he is not sailing. He is also a sculptor
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Cannabis (hemp) is the best food source on earth. Hemp fuel is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly reusable energy source on the planet. Hemp uses less water no herbicides or pesticides. The first diesel fuel was made from oil pressed from hemp seeds. It's non-toxic, a nitrogen fixer, grows well nearly everywhere, a renewable resource, makes food, fuel, paper, rope, medicine, cosmetics, plastic, housing and much more.
USA consumes ~19,150,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/day)
1800 gallons of hemp ethanol per acre=42 barrels (42 gallons in a barrel)
half of the arable land in USA 235 million acres
235,000,000 x 42 = 9,870,000,000 barrels
USA consumes ~ 7,008,900,000 barrels every year
Worlds total arable land 13,805,153km²
half of the total arable land in the world 6902576km² x 247 acres in 1 km² = 1,704,936,272 acres
1704936272 x 42 (1800gallons) = 71,607,323,424 barrels
projected world oil consumption by 2030: 104,000,000 barrels per day x 366 days = 38,064,000,000
Anyone who does not think there is enough land to grow hemp for fuel and still grow food crops need to take a serious look at all the waste land that can be converted into arable land. 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Hemp would also be a great resource to convert land into arable land good for growing food crops. There are other methods to increase yield per acre: vertical greenhouses, growing on rooftops, and why not make use of those hydro fields grow cannabis.
Rudolph Diesel who made the diesel engine to run on hemp fuel was found swimming with the fishes! Wide use of Rudolf Diesel's engine would have made petroleum-based fuel obsolete. The idea was destroyed by marijuana prohibition after Rudolf Diesel's death.
We need repeal of an unconstitutional law that has filled our prisons with nonviolent cannabis users. The prohibition against marijuana was unconstitutional from its inception. We don't want legalization of marijuana which leaves the government to control and regulate it. Thomas Jefferson was a hemp farmer. In early Colonial times people could pay their taxes with hemp!
The seeds can be pressed and used for diesel. Leaves and stalks can be fermented and used for fuel grade alcohol. Hemp harvests the most ethanol per acre compared to the alternatives, up to 10 times more than corn ethanol. Low THC hemp plants produce less seed and ethanol per acre compared to other strains. Some varieties mature in 60-90 days.
Despite Industrial Hemp having 50,000 uses, Dupont, Rockefeller, Hearst, Mellon and their constituents cornered the industrial and medicinal market with political propaganda, to insure against the competition of hemp fuel and safe, non-addicting and biodegradable products. The blind prejudice remains. If we and the other animals on the planet are to survive, we must see through this ignorance and correct the problem.
In 2003, Rick Simpson discovered his Cancer Cure High THC Hemp Oil.
In 2007, the World Health Organization reported worldwide Cancer caused 21,643 deaths per day (7.9 Million Deaths per year)
Countless thousands of children starve to death every single day.
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