Category Archives: history

Tying It All Together?

I am sometimes asked why I pay attention to astrology. Actually, I don’t pay much attention to it, but, for some, any attention paid to astrology begs the question of why a so-called pseudoscience could attract someone’s, or my own, … Continue reading

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Homo Non Intelligit

I. I forget when the following happen, yet it happened sometime during the time I was an elementary school student. This event occurred at some point during third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Although both my twin brother also went … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Turning

On February 13, 2013, Richard J. Bernstein, the 2013 Selzer Visiting Philosopher gave this lecture at Beloit College. Dr. Bernstein is the Vera List Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. The standard philosophical conventions that divide … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon, Cave Man

Caveman A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman. Directed by Carl Gottlieb. Starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. Dr. Puck’s Prejudicial Proposition Number One: If you step backward in … Continue reading

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Hebrew Pairs & Opening Trunks

  Excerpt from Opening Trunks, The Chuang Tzu, Chuangtse Translated by Yutang Lin [source] But nowadays any one can make the people strain their necks and stand on tiptoes by saying, “In such and such a place there is a … Continue reading

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A Round, A Hole

Some years ago, being with a camping party in the mountains, I returned from a solitary ramble to find everyone engaged in a ferocious metaphysical dispute, The corpus of the dispute was a squirrel -a live squirrel supposed to be … Continue reading

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Illich On Water

Ray Winslow: Illich was deeply opposed to being recorded, on audio tape or film. “Modern-day pornography,” he called it. But yes, we are lucky to have this short clip of such an extraordinary thinker and human being.

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Crown of Creation

The Upsetter from Encyclopedia Pictura on Vimeo.

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Being a Hippie Changes Something

This schema comes from a Tumblr blog. I discovered it via a Google image search. I discovered this graphic via Google image search. I put them together. There is no reason to take a schema seriously if its context is … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Warned

Kali was first manifested when the Goddess Parvati knitted her brows in fury when the demon, Daruka, threatened the Gods. It was then that the three-eyed Kali first sprang forth from Parvati, fully armed, and immediately putting an end to … Continue reading

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The Other English Revolution

“When a man hath eat, and drink, and clothes, he hath enough. And all shall cheerfully put to their hands to make these things that are needful, one helping another. There shall be none lords over others, but everyone shall … Continue reading

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Anti-Hayek

No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie … Continue reading

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Awesome Photos from the Library of Congress on Flickr

Time Machine

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Sweet Fern’s Evolution

Sweet Fern Productions | see also their Whale Fall

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Nelson Mandela

Blues for a Hip King – Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya 1985 Any man that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose. -Nelson Mandela Something a martial artist would say. And, so he was, and Mandela was a man … Continue reading

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Africa, the Original Home of Every Single Racist

Gotcha: We saw 12 Years a Slave last night. Powerful. Funny thread I was interested to learn that a currently fashionable notion of Christian fundamentalists holds that Adam, being a farmer, had to be from the vicinity of modern day … Continue reading

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to “flee” the world is to construct one in which flight is possible

“One of the Worst Things About Being a Hippie Was Lunch” Poet and Critic Stephen Ellis. [speaking of a different subject]: Keeping in mind that the tail of any potentially destructive comet equally provides the instant of light by which … Continue reading

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The Art of Discovery

h/t shortoftheweek

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And, we do the math for you too

4 divided by 2,789 = 0.0014342058 (via cracked.com’s iPad app) Permanently attached to the sidebar of the explorations blog is a link to Cary Huang’s interactive graphic about the scale of the universe. It captures another, humbling, dimension and is described … Continue reading

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Psychology einhundertein

Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything io9 George Dvorsky does a good job in his short article aiming to review Freud’s contribution to psychology. Some of the comments are interesting too. Sigmund Freud Speaks: The … Continue reading

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