"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
- Nelson Mandela
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- THE VOID (trailer)
- Humberto Maturana & Heinz von Foerster: Meta-Science, Reflection
- Visual Experiment: On the Trail (ARK)
- Teaching Cartoons: Instrumentality 1 & 2
- Mandorla: Trailer
- A Hidden ‘Meta’
- Who Are Your Luminaries?
- Everyone is going one place or the other, ‘cept corporations
- Kippie’s Ekaya
- Free Play Softball League: Ludic Aspirations & the Blue Men Group
- Symmetry Visual Experiment
- Teaching cartoon: Preparation
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- If, during the long course of ages and under varying conditions of life, organic beings vary at all in the several parts of their organization, and I think this cannot be disputed; if there be, owing to the high geometric powers of increase of each species, at some age, season or year, a severe struggle for life, and this certainly cannot be disputed; then, considering the infinite complexity of the relations of all organic beings to each other and to their conditions of existence, causing an infinite variety in structure, constitution, and habits, to be advantageous to them, I think it would be a most extraordinary fact if no variation ever had occurred useful to each being’s own welfare, in the same way as so many variations have occurred useful to man. But if variations useful to any organic being do occur, assuredly individuals thus characterized will have the best chance of being preserved in the struggle for life; and from the strong principle of inheritance they will tend to produce offspring similarly characterized. This principle of preservation, I have called, for the sake of brevity, Natural Selection. [Charles Darwin (1859) On the Origin of Species]
- “It is essential to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.” James Madison
- All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it. -Benjamin Franklin
Thinking Outside the Agora
- Walking the plazas of the Temple of Sky December 9, 2013The temple was held aloft by an ancient spell carved into a pair of open-air plazas. An acolyte was always stationed on each square, walking the symbols along the floor as if tracing a mandala. If either paused in her perambulations, the temple would start to sink. Fantasy architecture by Jiwon Kim.Read more...
- Short documentary turns folks into personifications of their nightmares December 9, 2013In Dreams is an experimental documentary on a familiar subject: common recurring nightmares. But with a little animation, the dreamers are transformed into the very things they fear when they close their eyes.Read more... […]
- What if the Orphan Black clones met as kids? December 8, 2013Fan comic Itty Bitty Orphan Black is Orphan Black's answer to Tiny Titans, imagining the early adventures of Sarah, her fellow clones, and their friends at Dyad Preschool, with plenty of cheeky references to the TV show (and spoilers).Read more...
- Aubrey Plaza goes full zombie in photos from Life After Beth December 8, 2013Aubrey Plaza doesn't look like her usual cool and collected self in the first images from the zombie film Life After Beth. In fact, she looks feral and very much dead—not to mention hungry.Read more...
- Amazing close-up photos of snowflakes taken without a microscope December 8, 2013These are the best kinds of snowflakes: the kind that are under the lens of a camera and not piled up outside my door. A Russian photographer uses a set up he made himself to take these photos. See more below!Read more...
- Walking the plazas of the Temple of Sky December 9, 2013
- The Perfect Present for Pi Prototypers December 8, 2013
- How I Started Worrying and Learned to Fear Our Robot Overlords December 8, 2013
- The Persistently Cool Blinky POV Kit December 7, 2013
- Creating Kimchi: There’s No Whey I Could Make This Up December 7, 2013
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Daily Archives: May 4, 2012
What of one of Stewart’s implications, not overtly given here, in this otherwise pointed critique of expected hypocrisy? Are Romney’s concrete beliefs best left completely off the table? If so, are such beliefsbest left off as a matter of respect for which salutary principle?
See: Pennies from heaven: How Mormon economics shape the G.O.P; Chris Lehmann; Harper’s Magazine; October 2011.
Consider the following:
(Interestingly, Mormonism may be the best example of a contemporary living religion–where its doctrines are subject to active revision through the workings of its internal political economy.)