In the case of any person whose judgment is really deserving of confidence, how has it become so? Because he has kept his mind open to criticism of his opinions and conduct. Because it has been his practice to listen to all that could be said against him; to profit by as much of it as was just, and expound to himself, and upon occasion to others, the fallacy of what was fallacious. John Stuart Mill
Dec.12-2014 Program: Analytical Psychology Society of Western NY, Repairing the Opposites, Doubling Stars, Turning Swine Into Pears - myself, with Kenneth Warren
- Crown of Creation
- DeBate Son
- Pagan Waterworld
- Am I Understood?
- Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi explains. . .
- Three Dreams, Late Summer 2014
- Kippie In Repose
- Teaching Cartoon – Systems are not in Nature, they are in the mind of humans.
- Alice’s Restaurant of the Sacred
- Re: Sam Harris Solves the Problem of Islamic Faith
- Fall of the Rebel Angels
- It’s All In the Head
- A Debacle
- Sam Harris Solves the Problem of Islamic Faith
- “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
- Three Dreams, Late Summer 2014
- Generative Alchemy
- Inside the Psychologist’s Studio With Albert Bandura
- Roots of My Urbanology (II.)
- Leave-taking is as necessary as the homecoming (I.)
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- "It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." - Alfred North Whitehead
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- ye olde net… June 25, 2014
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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
- Charming Paper Animations Show Tells the History of Microbes November 24, 2014We covered the work of Flora Lichtman and Sarah Shattuck before , but they're back with a new series called "Animated Life," which will explore major discoveries and the legacies they've left behind. Up this week: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and the drop of lake water he bothered to look at under a microscope.Read more...
- NBC Stalls Production of Constantine After 13 Episodes November 24, 2014Instead of ordering more episodes, which would be a sure sign that NBC is happy with the show, Constantine will only have 13 episodes in its first season. On the other hand, the numbers have been improving, so it could still pull off a renewal.Read more...
- Christian Bale Admits That He Was Jealous of Ben Affleck's Batman November 24, 2014Poor Christian Bale. Even though he had known a new Batman was coming, he was still thrown by the announcement that Ben Affleck would play the part in Batman v. Superman. Read more...
- This Supercut Reminds Us How Totally Accurate Hacking Was in 90s Movies November 24, 2014So accurate! You know how way back in the 90s we totally hacked things by wearing visors and gloves? Yeah.Read more...
- You Lose Actual Blood Every Time You're Shot With This Controller November 23, 2014Blood Sport is the perfect name for am ambitious piece of technology: a rig that will link medical hardware to a video game, and take some of your blood whenever you're hit. All for a good cause, of course.Read more...
- Charming Paper Animations Show Tells the History of Microbes November 24, 2014
- Hackaday Prize Winner Announced November 24, 2014
- How To Make A Derrick For Turkey Frying November 23, 2014
- Open Source Water Testing Platform is 3D Printed November 23, 2014
- Turntable Repair with a 3D Printer November 23, 2014
- PieceMaker Factory: A Glimpse Into The Future of Toys? November 22, 2014
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