Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steve Jobs

10 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. Now they have no Jobs, no Cash, and no Hope. Advertisements

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Post-capitalist Possibilities

I heard a speech by Freeman Dyson a while back.  He has various future visions, and this time he was talking about how bio-kits may be soon available which will permit one to design life or organisms.  Constructing living systems … Continue reading

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10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked

By Amanda Marcotte, AlterNet Posted on September 13, 2011 http://www.alternet.org/story/152395/10_myths_many_religious_people_hold_about_atheists%2C_debunked In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell on American political attitudes, atheists recently lost their spot as as the most disliked group in America to the … Continue reading

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Chomsky explains one of the main reasons

But I think, myself, that there’s a more subtle reason why they’re opposed to it, and I think it’s rather similar to the reason for the effort to pretty much dismantle the public education system. Social Security is based on … Continue reading

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E.M.Remarque

Mīlestību nevajag ar draudzību aptraipīt. Beigas ir beigas. Kad pārstājam aušoties, tad skaidrs, ka pienācis vecums. Cilvēks pēc sava rakstura ir vārga radība. Kur tad savādāk būtu radies viņa šarms? Nekādu izskaidrošanos. Izskaidrošanās ir vulgāra. Jūtām nav vajadzīga izskaidrošanās. Tikai … Continue reading

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Derīgas domas

Ja ir neskaidri vārdi, tad tāds ir arī prāts. Seneka We have got rid of the fetish of the divine right of kings, and that slavery is of divine origin and outhority. But the divine right of property has taken … Continue reading

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The Biology of Attraction

Much of courtship and mating is choreographed by nature. In fact, nature designed men and women to work together. By Helen E. Fisher, published on April 01, 1993 – last reviewed on March 31, 2010 In an apocryphal story, a … Continue reading

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God the Parent

 Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to God’s kids. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said … Continue reading

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Music

Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche      

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The world in which we live

It’s hard to recover a vision in the world in which we live today.  There is too much “information” out there for most to handle effectively (forget about efficiently).  This fact is already being exploited by those who generate misinformation, … Continue reading

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Unequal Wealth

Tuesday 27 September 2011 by: Thom Hartmann, Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Book Excerpt (Image: JR / t r u t h o u t) I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it. —Thomas Paine, … Continue reading

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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris grāmatā The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values vienkāršā valodā aplūkotas elementāras patiesības. Visa mūsdienu sabiedrība sadalījusies divās nometnēs, kuru pārstāvji bieži viens par otru maz zina. Vieni runā par kosmosa enerģijām un laukiem, un Sokrāta … Continue reading

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