Sometimes I talk:
Me and humanodon in Boston!
Me and insomniasexx in LA!
And since you asked, I came across Hubski while searching for the Higgs-Boson.
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Every post on this is fascinating -- but I don't have a chance to comment. I'm packing for a motor trip to Baltimore. Who knows, I might run across blackbootz but I think he's in Europe. I'm not thrilled about having to leave home for this trip, but I'm going because: loyalty (or something). Meanwhile, at least it's 29 degrees there. It's 10-15 degrees colder here and enough already. It's June.
- About six months later I made an account, 2000 days ago.
- We live in a universe of infinite awe and wonder, all of it accessible if you only take a look around you. Push back against the dark. Somewhere out there something amazing is waiting to be discovered.
- One of my pet ideas on why so many kids are depressed is that there are no grand challenges and hardships to plough through anymore.
Thanks so much for writing these thoughts. We live in a universe of infinite awe and wonder.
Your note reminds me a little of what Richard Feynman, Noble-winning physicist, said about art:
- I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world. It’s difficult to describe because it’s an emotion. It’s analogous to the feeling one has in religion that has to do with a god that controls everything in the universe: there’s a generality aspect that you feel when you think about how things that appear so different and behave so differently are all run ‘behind the scenes’ by the same organization, the same physical laws. It’s an appreciation of the mathematical beauty of nature, of how she works inside; a realization that the phenomena we see result from the complexity of the inner workings between atoms; a feeling of how dramatic and wonderful it is. It’s a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had that emotion. I could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.
When he was demonstrating against pipelines in British Columbia, I wasn't so worried. He might have got arrested, but by Canadians who are mostly civilized. But the Israeli Defense Force is known for doing whatever they like (at least to Palestinians) and not always being held responsible. As it was, his arm got pulled and twisted pretty bad, but he's okay. From the videos on the links, I can see the IDF being pretty forceful.
Anyway, I knew what I signed up for.
By the way -- those who are following the count on this (and think I'm disingenuous), I tried today to make a donation, but the "donate to hubski" bar didn't accept my donation. mk is still working on this and steve and I are still good for it. When the time comes, perhaps someone with time can see what the final count of check-ins is.