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Quote for the day - Saturday May 23

“The industrial worker at his fool-proof and grace-proof machine does his job in a man-made universe of punctual automata – a universe that lies entirely beyond the pale of Tao on any level, brutal, human or spiritual”.

Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy

Civilization

Quote for the day - Friday May 22

“The specialisation of labour arising from mass production is increasingly reducing the worker to the level of a dead piece of machinery, a cog or lever functioning with automatic precision” 6 more words

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070710 tunnel vision

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we all play our parts in the game
bent hardened links in the chain
some of us ride neutral class
sipping suicide on the train… 158 more words

Poetry

Unheard of microbial diversity found in remote Amazon tribe


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A multicenter team of U.S. and Venezuelan scientists, led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the remote Amazonian jungles of southern Venezuela…

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Culture

Google: Renewable Energy Won’t Stop Climate Crisis

It should go without saying that there’s no silver bullet solution to the climate crisis. Indeed, it’s simply too late in the game for anything resembling a “solution” at all. 902 more words

Hopkins' Universal Theme

Do you think Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem, “God’s Grandeur” is an insult to Victorian society or an inspirational warning? Meaning, is this poem created to critique how people have polluted the earth and let them know as powerful as man is, natural will prevail? 395 more words

Total Man

The concept of a fully integrated human being.

Meaning all compartments are one. Work life, sex life, car life, all gone. Made into one thing. With the coming of the Internet, the office life ends and brings it into the home.

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Philosophy