Posts filed under ‘huh’

can truth win?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-18873631

https://carvedinwater.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/our-own-truths/

He said: “To conform with everyone else is the easiest way but when you conform you compromise your principles.

“I am not going to give up. Stay naked is the word.”

-Stephen Gough

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17 July 2012 at 20:09 Leave a comment

amusing…ish

“America, and much of the world, had a rather toasty May – it was the hottest since records began back in 1880.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2159858/Conflicting-world-views-America-second-hottest-May-records-began-1880–Australia-suffered-coldest.html#ixzz20FZh6U4J

Last year’s record warm November in the UK – the second hottest since records began in 1659

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/10/extreme-weather-manmade-climate-change

10 July 2012 at 13:39 Leave a comment

“our own truths…”

“We can either end up living a life that others expect of us or lives based on our own truth. The difference is the difference between living a conscious life or one that is unconscious. And that’s the difference between living and not living.”

-Stephen Gough

26 March 2012 at 18:13 Leave a comment

pure knowing

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/07/i_left_him_but_i_keep_dreaming_about_him/

7 February 2012 at 09:59 Leave a comment

language

FoxP2
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/11/14/neanderthal-neuroscience/

20 November 2011 at 10:35 Leave a comment

The post-idea idea

Neal Gabler in the NYTimes:

It is no secret, especially here in America, that we live in a post-Enlightenment age in which rationality, science, evidence, logical argument and debate have lost the battle in many sectors, and perhaps even in society generally, to superstition, faith, opinion and orthodoxy. While we continue to make giant technological advances, we may be the first generation to have turned back the epochal clock — to have gone backward intellectually from advanced modes of thinking into old modes of belief.

My experience in France was that there were a lot more intellectual/rational analyses occurring. I’m not sure that in the United States there has ever been a time rational arguments were in the mainstream of discourse.

16 August 2011 at 16:06 Leave a comment

Guess he misses the academic boys club

Professor X blames this state of affairs [students who wouldn’t voluntarily read a book] on what he calls “postmodern modes of thought,” and on the fact that there are more women teaching in college, which has had “a feminizing effect on the collective unconscious of faculty thought.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2011/06/06/110606crat_atlarge_menand#ixzz1PFz1atNb

I don’t really even know what he’s talking about, except obviously women teaching is in some vague way bad.

But I think there is an inherent value in a liberal arts education, and he does not. He thinks it should be reserved for the elite. I think if it was reserved for the elite, he wouldn’t have let me in.

14 June 2011 at 07:37 Leave a comment

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

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