So forget all that rhetoric about how America is great because of people like you and me and Steve Jobs. You know the truth even if you won’t admit it: If any of us had been born in Somalia or the Congo, all we’d be is some guy standing barefoot next to a dirt road selling fruit. It’s not that Somalia and Congo don’t have good entrepreneurs. It’s just that the best ones are selling their wares off crates by the side of the road because that’s all their customers can afford.Nick Hanauer
Monday, June 30, 2014
"Often Ideas are much more attractive than those who hold them."
"If you are not killed by forces outside your body you can be sure you will be killed by forces inside your body."
-Zachary LongIf the force from a car or a bullet does not end your consciousness the cells within or the complex web that holds you together will fall apart eventually.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Yes, Humans Are Animals -- So Just Get Over Yourselves, Homo sapiens
The famous anthropologist Clifford Geertz once said that he believed "man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun." Ultimately, the only animals who buy the idea that humans aren't animals are humans themselves.Annalee Newitz
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The individual human beings confidence and equilibrium depends on abiding in a very narrow slice of existence and blocking out for the most part the billions of other human beings and animals that operate with varied actual and virtual realities.(The Empiricists and Rationalists both have good points) The noise and experiences are deafening. For any human to claim absolute knowledge and understanding of existence with smug certainty reminds me of what Pliny stated that when it comes to mankind nothing is so frail and nothing is more arrogant. Pliny on Art and Society: