29 August 2004
Rationale for a Revolutionist
Our job in an economic bureaucracy is to respond to the world in a
way that is predictable and consistent.
Our job as human individuals is to respond to the world in a way
that is fresh and authentic.
Disobedience may be a necessary part in a meaningful
28 August 2004
"We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do
things we don't even dream we can do." -Dale
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to
go beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur
"You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In
every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all
possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices." - Deepak
27 August 2004
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
26 August 2004
"Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?"
founder of the Society of Friends, was that rare and paradoxical thing:
a demagogue who railed against demagoguery. He regularly disrupted
public gatherings, including sermons of other ministers, to speak the
truth of God as it had been revealed to him. Yet that truth included
the gentle vision of the Quaker faith: that all of us have the truth of
God within, and that no man should impose his dogma on any other.
Imprisoned for refusing to remove his hat to the Judge, and other
such blasphemies, he scrawled on the prison wall, "I was never in
prison that it was not the means of bringing multitudes out of their
25 August 2004
Fetuses Give Pregnant Women Stem Cell Therapy
W. Bianchi, M.D. of Tufts University has found that cells
from fetuses during pregnancy cross over into mothers and become a
large assortment of types of specialized cells in the mothers and
persist for years.
Bianchi and her colleagues retrieved cells from women who had male sons and compared them to tissue
samples from women who had never had male offspring. The reason
the researchers chose women with male offspring is that it would be
easy to detect cells from male offspring because male cells carry
the Y chromosome.
The tissue samples were from the thyroid, cervix, liver, lymph
node, intestine, spleen and gallbladder.
Bianchi said that not only did they find fetal cells present in
the mothers' tissue samples, but that the fetal cells had taken on
the characteristics of the mother's cells. In one case, a
woman with hepatitis had re-grown a whole new liver, using stem
cells from her son.
who have borne children live longer than women who have not.
Could this be a reason why?
24 August 2004
"More than two years after the Wright brothers had
first flown their aircraft, and in spite of the fact that dozens of
eyewitnesses had actually seen them fly, the popular Scientific
American magazine continued to ridicule the Ďallegedí flights. An
editorial in the magazine explained why:
If such sensational and tremendously important experiments are being
conducted ... on a subject in which almost everybody feels the most
profound interest, is it possible to believe that the enterprising
American reporter ... - even if he has to scale a fifteen-story
skyscraper to do so - would not have ascertained all about them and
published them long ago?"
- Dean Radin,
History of Science
23 August 2004|
I prove a theorem and the
the windows jerk free to hover near the ceiling,
the ceiling floats away with a sigh.
As the walls clear themselves of everything
but transparency, the scent of carnations
leaves with them. I am out in the open
and above the windows have hinged into butterflies,
sunlight glinting where they've intersected.
They are going to some point true and unproven.