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News Briefs 27-03-2015

“I did not think; I investigated.”

Quote of the Day:

“We shall see what we shall see. We have the start now; the developments will follow in time.”

Wilhelm Röntgen

News Briefs 26-03-2015

My reaction when my Buddhist cousin showed me the new tattoo he got made to symbolize 'Impermanence'...

Thanks to the a-hole who scraped my car last night, for teaching me the concept of car paint impermanence.

Quote of the Day:

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

~ Rabindranath Tagore

News Briefs 25-03-2015

Will the elves save us from the robots?

Quote of the day:

Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.

Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

News Briefs 24-03-2015

The end is n.........ot nigh.

Quote of the Day:

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

News Briefs 23-03-2015

Mysteries. Today's flavour: historical.

Thanks @anomalistnews, @tobadzistsini, and @djp1974.

Quote of the Day:

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

News Briefs 20-03-2015

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us.”

Quote of the Day:

“…Every man is a Microcosm, and carries the whole world about him.”

Thomas Browne

News Briefs 19-03-2015

In a society where sanity is obligatory, the insane carries out a one-man revolution.

Thanks to Cármen Aristegui.

Quote of the Day:

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”


News Briefs 18-03-2015

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Quote of the Day:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.


News Briefs 17-03-2015

"The future is already here — It's just not very evenly distributed."

Quote of the Day:

“Sometimes it’s good to remember.”

William Gibson

News Briefs 13-03-2015

“Man becomes aware of the sacred because it manifests itself, shows itself, as something wholly different from the profane.”

Quote of the Day:

“In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.”

Mircea Eliade