Dec.12-2014 Program: Analytical Psychology Society of Western NY, Repairing the Opposites, Doubling Stars, Turning Swine Into Pears - myself, with Kenneth Warren
- Deeply 80th Birthday Abdullah Ibrahim
- Relishing the Friend
- Loosing My Cool in the Cool
- The Pen
- Titanic Ambitions
- Generative Alchemy
- Nice Guys Finish
- Around and Round, and Never Off the Surface
- Between Heaven and Hell
- Imaginal Cybernetics, the Demonic Daemon, Deep Play
- Creative Workflow – Cat Trying to Swallow Its Own Tail
- Esoteric Intra-Image Dialectic
- Two Teaching Cartoons
- “The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy. The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, a characteristic also of the child, and as such it appears inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. It is therefore short-sighted to treat fantasy, on account of its risky or unacceptable nature, as a thing of little worth.” The Psychology of Individuation, CG Jung
- Generative Alchemy
- Inside the Psychologist’s Studio With Albert Bandura
- Roots of My Urbanology (II.)
- Leave-taking is as necessary as the homecoming (I.)
- Nothing that might not happen in a universe of fortuity
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- "It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." - Alfred North Whitehead
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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
- Maybe The Originals Is Better When It's Not Just About The Originals October 22, 2014Last night's episode of The Originals was another fun, crazy outing full of family drama. And yet, something felt... lacking. It was only after thinking about it a bit that I realized: There was just too much of the Original vampires, and not enough of the other characters. Spoilers ahead...Read more...
- We Demand The Return of Scientific Freedom In Canada! October 22, 2014In an open letter written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, some 800 scientists from around the world are calling for an end to "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists."Read more...
- Here's What Crows and Ravens Are Really Saying October 21, 2014OK, so we don't know exactly what they're saying, though I suspect that at least some of the time they are yelling, "Give me a peanut, human!" But this fantastic video from ornithologist Kevin McGowan helps you recognize the difference between crow and raven calls, as well as what they could mean.Read more...
- When Modern Horror Villains Invade The Monster Mash, It Gets Disgusting October 21, 2014The Universal movie monsters might be a staple of the kooky "Monster Mash," but what happens when the song is updated to include the likes of Freddy Kruger, Leatherface, Jigsaw, and the not villainous, but still horrifying, Human Centipede? Well, the song's a bit grosser than we remember.Read more...
- Why We Love To Watch The World Burn October 21, 2014Whether by sweeping pandemic, by natural disasters of biblical proportions, by a horde of zombies, or by some unspecified slowly-unfolding environmental destruction, world-destroying fiction is having a moment. But what is it that makes it so appealing to see the world fall down around us?Read more...
- Maybe The Originals Is Better When It's Not Just About The Originals October 22, 2014
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- East Bay Mini Maker Faire October 20, 2014
Daily Archives: November 3, 2012
“I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy.” Stephen Stills
(Video ad. Asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican is a very old piece of bullshit.)
The stock election season kiss offs of the other guy’s mendacities are, one, everybody does it, and, two, the other guy is no worse. This time around, Obama’s b aloney is up against epic crap peddling by Romney, obviously himself committed to saying what he feels he has to say to cajole a few votes out of undecideds.
In light of these battle-tested kiss offs, is there still a possibility of blowback? For example, it’s very bold of Willard and his handlers to automatically assume their line of crap about the recent history of the auto industry in Ohio can be made to float down and rest easily in the ears of an Ohio public that, at the ‘mean,’ probably knows much more about the recent history of the auto industry in Ohio than the candidate.
The most impressive aspect of Romney’s campaign strategy of customized, data-driven, lying will be that it proved to be successful, if his victory comes to pass. The second most impressive aspect of this strategy is what it says about Romney’s character and how this character melds with Romney’s sense of the electorate’s intelligence. The third most impressive aspect is what this outpouring of lies may assert about Mormonism.
Of course, we already understand in the game of returning the GOP to executive power that the ends always justify the means.
“I happen to believe that the choice you make [on Nov. 6] will have enormous consequence for a senior who’s perhaps needing the care of a specialist, if he or she makes a call to the doctor and if Obamacare is installed and the president’s re-elected, why when making that call, you’re mostly likely going to have the receptionist come back and say, ‘Sorry, we’re not taking in more Medicare patients.'” Willard Mitten Romney
Not even an iota of truth to this bit of fear-mongering.