… It is a time for rejoicing, but not for relaxation. There is no reason in nature why you cannot write music beyond Beethoven, poetry beyond Shelley, out-invent Edison, or out-theorize Einstein! They are beacons, lighting a sky which you, in your own time and in your own way, will one day illumine. The task is begun. There is hard work ahead, years of work,-but work in the real world....
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes!
I just finished reading this book. It’s a fascinating read and touches on many interesting topics. It’s about a linguist named Daniel Everett who goes to live in the Amazon with a tribe called the Pirahã. He was a missionary who went there in order to translate the bible into their language. He eventually gave up the task of trying to convert them and eventually gave up his faith and...
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VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization | Video on TED.com Mirror Neurons may be the part of your brain responsible for empathy and theory of mind and many other things. These mirror neurons lend credence to the old philosophy of your own existence as being fundamentally illusory. That is, you, as a being detached from the rest of the world, are a falacy based on a mistake from...
First Earth Battalion
“ Mother Earth… my life support system… as a soldier… I must drink your blue water… live inside your red clay and eat your green skin. I pray… my boots will always kiss your face and my footsteps match your heartbeat. Carry my body through space and time… you are my connection to the Universe… and all that comes after. I am yours and you are mine. I salute you. ” The prayer of the First Earth...