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26 Jul, 2007

Time to throw away your watch

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Science

From Discover Magazine: Efforts to understand time below the Planck scale have led to an exceedingly strange juncture in physics. The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. If so, then what is time? And why is it so obviously and tyrannically omnipresent in our […]

03 Jun, 2007

Creationist museum

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Science|Weird

Striving to devolve our population one field trip at a time, the Creationist Museum, located in Petersberg, Kentucky presents “the facts” in a very quotable way.  Here’s a quote from their “About Us” page. We’ll begin the Museum experience by showing that “facts” don’t speak for themselves (click here for a proposed drawing of this […]

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29 May, 2007

Become a little more zen

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Productivity

Here is an interesting blog post from Zen Habits. Not sure I agree with everything on the list, but a lot of them make sense. I happen to clash with large gaping sections, especially “lose weight” and “rise early.”  Wasn’t Buddha fat…er jolly? Read the post here. -Dave

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09 May, 2007

Hello my fellow monkeys

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Film|Philosophy

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Here’s an interesting post from my pal Scott about his Buddhist leanings. I wouldn’t consider myself a full-fledged Buddhist at this point, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that it could happen. My wife has said that’s fine with her as long as I don’t give up my job, sell our possessions, and start […]

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From Treehugger: Jerry Falwell, God’s gift to swooning teenage girls everywhere, was actually quoted calling environmentally conscious Christians “niave.” Apparently there’s a liberal conspiracy involving this whole fake global warming thing… The whole story can be read here. (If you stare at my photoshop monstrosity above, eventually you will join Jerry in his crusade against […]

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23 Feb, 2007

Ze Frank on fear

Posted by: Dave In: Film|Humor|Philosophy

This is pretty insightful (and funny). Watch the movie here. -Dave

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15 Jan, 2007

The Human Torch is Episcopalian

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Weird

Have you ever wondered if the Human Torch went to church or if Batman carried a rosary in that utility belt of his? Well, someone (with a lot of time on his or her hands) has put together a website detailing numerous comic book heroes and their religious affiliations. To quote the Comicbook Guy from […]

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21 Nov, 2006


Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Web

This is pretty interesting. Take 5 minutes out of your day to complete this brief survey about religion. This survey matches your beliefs up with the belief structures of numerous religions. The results are returned in the form of a matching percentage for each religion. Here are my matches: 1. Unitarian Universalism (100%) 2. Liberal […]

05 Nov, 2006

David Foster Wallace commencement speech

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Philosophy

I’ve always admired DFW’s writing and I wish I could have heard him deliver this speech in person.  You can read a full transcript here. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the […]

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
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  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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