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Name:
Greg
External Services:
  • greg.malivuk@gmail.com
  • gmalivuk@livejournal.com
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  • same as LJ and AIM
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I am a 2005 math and philosophy graduate from the University of Michigan, now teaching English as a second language in Boston.

I am unapoligetically pro-choice and unashamedly (pro-)feminist.

I consider myself a liberal (as you may have guessed), but while that happens to manifest itself in certain characteristically "liberal" political views, my fundamental understanding of the term is better expressed by Bertrand Russell:

"The fundamental difference between the liberal and the illiberal outlook is that the fomer regards all questions as open to discussion and all opinions as open to a greater or lesser measure of doubt, while the latter holds in advance that certain opinions are absolutely unquestionable, and that no arguments against them must be allowed to be heard."

I have just about as little patience for this kind of illiberality on the left as I have for it on the right. And so if I think you are full of shit, I will not be afraid to tell you so, least of all here in cyberspace.



God is what we experience when we see the awesome connectedness and variety of the universe, and feel like we can engage with it. - inhumandecency


Suppose God (the unique Supreme Being) exists.
Then there can only be one God, so God2 must be imaginary.
But nothing real can have an imaginary square.
Therefore: God = r ei (2k+1)/4 Pi, where r is nonzero and k is an integer.

- gmalivuk




My first livejournal entry is here. Everything before that is a backdated entry that I originally wrote in some notebook or other. (Except for the one for February 5, 1983. I was much too young then to have done much of anything.)

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Read about my travels at http://groups.google.com/group/gmalivuktravel.

To see pictures, go to http://mail.google.com and login as "gmalivuktravel.pics" with password "newzealand".
(Just sending them there as email attachments will be about the easiest way for me to do it.)

If you like travelling or hosting travellers, you should set up a profile at Couchsurfing.com. Mine is at http://www.couchsurfing.com/gmalivuk.
1984, 3.14159265358979323846264338327, abortion rights, aclu, agnosticism, albert einstein, alchemy, ani difranco, animism, anti-bush, anti-misogyny, anti-war, anti-well-ordering principle, arthur c clarke, awareness, axiom of choice, bach, beethoven, bertrand russell, big band, blues, buddhism, buena vista social club, bush for ex-president, cantor's continuum hypothesis, carl sagan, civil liberties, classical music, compassion, composition, computability, computer science, consequentialism, cosmology, cryptography, cryptology, dogs, drums and tuba, einstein, epistemology, erotica, escher, ethics, evolution, feminism, feminists, film, fractals, freedom, freedom from religion, freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, gandhi, gay rights, george carlin, george gershwin, george orwell, giger, godsmack, henry david thoreau, hinduism, human rights, interbeing, jazz, lateral thinking, liberalism, liberty, life, linguistics, logic, martin luther king jr., math, mathematics, metalinguistics, music theory, naturism, neopaganism, non-duality, nonstandard english, nonviolence, open-mindedness, paganism, philosophers, philosophical ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of math, philosophy of science, physics, pi the number, privacy, pro-choice, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, ragtime, ravi shankar, relativity, religion, reproductive freedom, reproductive rights, salvador dali, sanskrit, sapiosexuality, science, scott joplin, semantics, sexual selection, simon and garfunkel, sin, skepticism, spirituality, steganography, stream of consciousness, superstring theory, surrealism, tango, tantra, teaching english, the dalai lama, the historical jesus, the pursuit of happiness, thich nhat hanh, tolerance, topology, transcendentalism, transfinite, unitarian universalism, university of michigan, victor borge, waking life, zen, zorn's lemma

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