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The Myth of Sisyphus: Some Problems

There seems to be a few problems with The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus.

Camus’s Sisyphus is a metaphor to look at the incapacity of human beings to outwit cruel and blind fate and how Camus thinks people should approach their own finitude in a similar fashion. 1,294 more words

Philosophy

Time turned to stone, Part 1: Siccar Point; Time as Interval

I have recently visited two very different sites where time is turned to stone, where just looking at the rocks shows the passage of enormous lengths of time, dwarfing all of recorded human history. 2,091 more words

Scotland

Pathways/Trajectories, and an artist statement

This is the as-of-yet untitled Meta-lithics work I made for the exhibition “RANDOM” in the SÍM house, Reykjavík, October 29 and 30, 2014. The bottom segment was completed for the exhibition “Twelve Layers” in the same space a month previous. 439 more words

The discovery of deep time

Fascinating article tracing the first time in recorded history we realized the true scope of the age of the earth, of which our presence as a species occupies but the tiniest fraction: 171 more words

Beautiful, Old Language Trees

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When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). 61 more words

World

Question 1 - Ryan Costa - 9.26.14

In Chapter 5 of his Journal and Remarks, Darwin makes an argument that the large fossil mammals he found at Punta Alta could easily have lived in such an austere, dry place. 401 more words

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