Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You're already bearing the burden of the truth

People can stand what is true,
for they are already enduring it.
-- Eugene Gendlin

Weird Pandora coincidence

I added a band (Crystal Castles) to Pandora and it started with the song that was currently playing in my tab for the MySpace page of the same band.
I just realized that it's just a coincidence. Or rather, I felt how much mundane of a coincidence it really is. It's so mundane I'm ... still going to post it, but I'll always almost regret doing so.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Humility is not boasting of modesty

Great slogan derived from the article on Less Wrong: The Proper Use of Humility:

Humility is not boasting of modesty.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Less Wrong: Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable

I was reading Religion's Claim to be Non-Disprovable when it hit how much religion is simply the form that (almost) all cultural transmission (i.e. spread of ideas, songs, pottery, etc.) took throughout much of human history.
There simply wasn't anything like law, or history, or biology for a long time.
Religion was it. It was everything.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Poem – Threads

All threads begin somewhere
And each one somewhere ends.
Voices unheeded crying out
against the life we, heedless, spend.
Counting, dying, watching, waiting,
for life we hunger never sating.