Approaching Non-Linearity in Literature http://bit.ly/drlitg via @EscapeIntoLife”this maelstrom of simultaneous thought”
“Nausea occurs whenever the liaison of two important words follows of itself” http://bit.ly/dlMj7L Barthes:Stereotypes
ART: early 13c., “skill as a result of learning or practice,” from...– via Etymology Online “Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truths, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. The revolt of individualism came because the tradition had become degraded, or rather because a spurious copy had...
W.H. Davies: To stand and stare
WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night: No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance: No...
Lewis Thomas on the etymology of etymology
Etymon has no etymon, fittingly enough. It existed only in Greek, with the generally accepted meaning of a true word, the original word, the source of all related words to come later. But it is hard to be sure about this. How could a word like etymon appear out of nowhere and suddenly install itself in ancient Greek, out of the blue, so to say. It is also strange that there seem to be no...
The Attack of the 13th Fairy http://bit.ly/9hxys6 Alexander Kluge on the Internet, the past & future, dragonfly intelligence, gardens & more
“We are actively cobbling together the world now from endless fragments,webpages,points of view” http://bit.ly/cJIjCT via @blogofinnocence
What do Philosophers Believe? http://bit.ly/cp3ZTX Anthony Gottlieb decodes an unusual opinion poll …
EMPIRICALLY VALIDATED PSYCHOTHERAPY by Tom Greening What works in psychotherapy? That’s far beyond the likes of me. I’ve only practiced fifty years, and still am plagued by doubts and fears. I muddle on and try my best to aid my clients in their quest for ways of being more alive, somehow in spite of all to thrive. I wish I knew the right technique to give them...
“Philosophers seek commonalities,psychoanalysts idiosyncrasies.” http://bit.ly/9tx3CM Freud v Plato: What is a good life?
In network theory, a node’s relationship to other networks is more important...– Eurozine - The meaning of network culture - Kazys Varnelis (via wildcat2030) (via think-prevent-sink)
The colonization of real-time and other trends in Web 2.0 http://bit.ly/cNKDj3 “Sociality is the capacity of being several things at once.”
Lewis Thomas on the Etymology of Love.
From the Indo-European root leubh, containing the general sense of loving, desiring and caring all at once, the Germanic tongues evolved bileafa, meaning belief and faith, strong terms indeed and surely the underpinnings of genuine love. It needed only a suffix to become Old English lufu, and then love. Latin used the same root for libere and libet, carrying signals of pleasure, goodwill, freedom...
Free will as nonlinear transformational effectiveness http://bit.ly/chBz2b @xixidu “A man can do what he wants but not want what he wants”
Brainblogger: ” Some empathy is good, but a lot is not always better.” http://bit.ly/bPH73j and Extreme Empaths: http://bit.ly/9MFBhO
Search Patterns And Poetry http://bit.ly/brULsN “Apophenia is the ability to see connections that others don’t see.”
The Spin Bin: “The media can’t tell it like it is because it has surrendered control over the language” http://bit.ly/cbMSeu
Life is an Adventure! Towards a unification of narrative and scientific worldviews http://bit.ly/9663nZ (PDF) via @notthisbody @ozuckan
Think Before You Speak (And Signal It) http://bit.ly/aVIKL3 “Most new ideas that human beings come up with are wrong” via @xixidu
“What would it mean to ignore most news and to concentrate on our present goals?” @xixidu http://bit.ly/ajOp8V via @ozuckan
Say Hello: Can We Predict How People Will Interact with Robots? http://ff.im/hKOS8
What makes us unique? Not only our genes http://bit.ly/bNBwgJ Biology News Net
“I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big was that thing that couldn’t talk, and perhaps was deaf as well.” from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1902)
Why I Am Not A Humanist http://bit.ly/9YQnFy via @eyoki “trans-species commonality”
The Politics of Happiness http://bit.ly/aIqV47 “the United States is, in effect, a nation of joyless lottery winners”
Why do humans reason? http://bit.ly/bDSCei via @xixidu “Reasoning isn’t about logic (it’s about arguing)”
Guantanamo & Sonic Torture http://bit.ly/blswfN “the acoustics and physics behind the loudness tolerance of the human ear” via @andreasbick
true r/t @asteris @jamreilly this crisis is like a snake fed by & on all of us, now turning on it’s own tail. Uroborus greed
“Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone, It’s with O’Leary in the grave” http://bit.ly/aZxhQL Being Irish in tough times
The Aesthetes vs. the Omnivores http://bit.ly/dc84IW Classical Music and Wine
Pencil and pastel drawing for a Serge Diaghilev ballet, 1935 http://bit.ly/d6IksA via @bibliodyssey
“There is too much piling up around us to ignore. It must be absorbed somehow” http://bit.ly/cM9FCQ Fiction and Reality via @blogofinnocence
Ireland: The Broken Tiger http://bit.ly/aMWlnW “We walk as a community in darkness down a strangely unfamiliar road”
Odds Are, It’s Wrong http://bit.ly/bcU6zX via @xixidu Science fails to face the shortcomings of statistics
Brains and Minds http://bit.ly/c7KmAa “a general understanding of brains as dynamical systems has emerged” via @chrisharris
r/t @BibliOdyssey Heresy, sedition, obscenity: The Book Challenged http://bit.ly/aAiSiZ (via @john_overholt )
“why am I spending all this time talking about the PlayStation, and what does it have to do with digital ecosystems?” http://bit.ly/dfwVDz
“This photograph has been on my mind for several days now.” http://bit.ly/bScvZ9 The City @blogofinnocence
“people don’t actually read journals, people search PubMed for papers relating to their field of research” http://bit.ly/b06TqF