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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.– Voltaire (via marsymars) (via libraryland) (via booklover) (via wildcat2030)
If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being...– Revolutionary Road (via thingsgohazy) (via nihil-inherit) (via nihilnoetia)
Experience teaches only the teachable…– Aldous Huxley (via nihilnoetia)
FORA.tv - The Next 100 Years of Science Kevin Kelly in a Long Now conference
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If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it...– William Blake (via nihilnoetia)
Like computer viruses, successful mind viruses will tend to be hard for their...– Richard Dawkins (via tamburina) (via rhea137) (via wildcat2030)
One of humanity’s prime drives is to understand and be understood. All other...– B.Fuller Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (via wildcat2030)
What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it....– Rainer Maria Rilke (via nihilnoetia)
Scientists create world's first molecular... →
A group of scientists has succeeded in creating the first transistor made from a single molecule. The team, which includes researchers from Yale University and the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, published their findings in the December 24 issue of the journal Nature.
I do not want to avoid immersing myself in trouble — to be a mess — to struggle...– Hans Hofmann (via nihilnoetia)
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what...– Samuel Smiles (via nihilnoetia)
The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a...– Theodore Zeldin (via nihilnoetia) (via wildcat2030)
If you can’t appreciate it, you don’t deserve it.– Anonymous (via nihilnoetia)
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.– Robert A. Heinlein (via nihilnoetia) (via wildcat2030)
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment with...– Anaïs Nin (via wildcat2030)
People living deeply have no fear of death.– Anaïs Nin (via wildcat2030)
I love strange choices. I’m always interested in people who depart from what is...– Cate Blanchett (via nihilnoetia)
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The hardest part about gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea...– Robert A. Heinlein (via nihilnoetia)
I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no...– Robert A. Heinlein (via nihilnoetia)
A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.– Djuna Barnes (via nihilnoetia)
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.– Steve Jobs (via nihilnoetia)
EDGE: ONE HALF A MANIFESTO By Jaron Lanier The dogma I object to is composed of a set of interlocking beliefs and doesn’t have a generally accepted overarching name as yet, though I sometimes call it “cybernetic totalism”. It has the potential to transform human experience more powerfully than any prior ideology, religion, or political system ever has, partly because it can be...
The trouble with fiction… is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes...– Aldous Huxley (via nihilnoetia)
Bateson on Information and Difference
wildcat2030: “ All receipt of information is necessarily the receipt of news of difference, and all perception of difference is limited by threshold. Differences that are too slight or too slowly presented are not perceivable. They are not food for perception. … To produce news of difference, i.e. information, there must be two entities (real or imagined) such that the difference between...
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see,...– Arthur Miller (via nihilnoetia)
Danish police abuse climate-change demonstrators... →
Zoran sez, “Earlier this week (12th Dec), a massive, peaceful protest of 100,000 people — the largest demonstration for climate justice in world history — was met with a heavy-handed response by the Danish police. Thousands of riot police swarmed the march route, blocked off streets surrounding large groups of protestors, and arrested almost 1,000 people. Arrestees were cuffed...
Don’t become a well-rounded person. Well rounded people are smooth and dull....– The Wonderful Power of Storytelling, Bruce Sterling (via gipsie) (via libraryland) (via wildcat2030)
All media work us over completely. They are so persuasive in their personal,...– Digital Humanism: The Processed World of Marshall McLuhan CTheory.net (via wildcat2030)
If I feel comfortable with what I’m doing, something’s wrong.– David Bowie (via nihilnoetia)
Mystical Brain by Isabelle Raynauld, - NFB Mystical Brain reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research, which proposes that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could to contribute to people’s...