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Jack Sarfatti on Nature's supreme weirdness

Nature is as weird as it can be.
The nonlocal action principle of maximal weirdness, e.g. consciousness.

— Jack Sarfatti

stardrive.org

Taibbi on lefties

If there's one thing you can always count on, it's that a lefty political activist will find a way to convince himself that he's changing the world by watching a movie.

— Matt Taibbi

The Great Derangement

Franz Kafka on Books

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I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? ...we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

— Franz Kafka

Letter to Oskar Pollak (27 January 1904)

Self-marriage

I'm a staunch advocate of same-person marriage.

— Jonathan David Sellers

Live and learn

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow and the strong shall not hide from their fear but shine in the light.. have faith my friend.

— Kiran Karran

Kiran's Diary of Positives

Tesla on wireless communications

When wireless is fully applied the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts.

— Nikola Tesla

Frustration and Satisfaction

Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing

— Megan Daly

Emergence

Emergence is the view that consciousness is a novel property appearing at a critical threshold of complex computational dynamics among relatively simple components in the brain

— Stuart Hameroff

Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology, Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona

Palin on conservatism

I always remind people from outside our state that there is plenty of room for all Alaska's animals - right next to the mashed potatoes.

— Sarah Palin

Going Rogue

Boehner on Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm’n

I think the Supreme Court decisions today are a big win for the First Amendment and a step in the right direction.

— House Republican leader John Boehner

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