Monthly Archives: April 2014

a strange but beautiful friendship :)

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What the future will bring

Some interesting forecasts can be found here: http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine This is my favourite:   8. The future of science is in the hands of crowdsourcing amateurs. The forecast: So-called “citizen science,” which uses networks of volunteers in scientific research, is on its … Continue reading

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“Fukuyama’s utopia is [Agamben’s] hell”

Just stumbled upon this intriguing book on Giorgio Agamben: “This book contends that, by ‘catastrophe’ Agamben understands that things continue as they are. Fukuyama’s utopia is his hell. Like Benjamin’s, Agamben’s thought is oriented to identifying opportunities to interrupt the … Continue reading

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“what we do see is, in fact, a mixture of past and present.”

“According to the research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, stability is attained at the expense of accuracy. What you are seeing at the present moment is not a fresh snapshot of the world but rather an average of what … Continue reading

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Steht in Yellowstone ein Vulkanausbruch bevor?

In diesem Video werden als Hinweise auf einen möglichen Vulkanausbruch 1) erhöhte seismische Aktivität und 2) Erderhebung genannt: Vor einer Woche kam es im Yellowstone National Park zum schwersten Erdbeben seit 1980: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-usa-earthquake-yellowstone-idUSBREA2U01920140331 Und gemäss diesem Artikel steigt das Land … Continue reading

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A Rationalist’s Mystical Moment

“If mystical experiences represent some sort of an encounter, as they have commonly been described, is it possible to find out what they are encounters with? Science could continue to dismiss mystical experiences as mental phenomena, internal to ourselves, but … Continue reading

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sudden deaths of high-ranking bank employees continue…

This brings the sad list of senior financial services exectives who have died in the last few months to 12: 1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an … Continue reading

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