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Theory in practice

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. – Manfred Eigen, Nobel laureate in chemisty, 1967

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The Humble Bee

http://www.boingboing.net…moment_of_.html A well-trained honey bee scientist wouldn’t spell the name “honeybee”, even though you’ll find it mistakenly spelled this way in a number of dictionaries (as well as on the MS spell checker), and even in Wikipedia. The biological convention … Continue reading

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marvels and mysteries

‘The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is – marvels and mysteries acting upon our emotions and intelligence in ways so inexplicable that it would almost justify the conception of life as an enchanted state. … Continue reading

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Live your dreams:

go back to sleep.

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He who lives by the sward..

.. has somewhere to walk his dog.

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lest we forget

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/int/long.html it’s a bit of a myth that Jesus was a bearded hippie who loves everyone.. but it is one that i have often been guilty of perpetuating.. so for the sake of balance, I’ll let him answer back in … Continue reading

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Post-mortem brain studies reveal features of mild cognitive impairment

http://www.eurekalert.org…j-pbs050406.php Seems I misread this Eureka Alert headline.. death is fatal after all

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Drinking Alone

I take my wine jug out among the flowers to drink alone, without friends. I raise my cup to entice the moon. That, and my shadow, makes us three. But the moon doesn’t drink, and my shadow silently follows. I … Continue reading

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so gay, hurray

“Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, and now I know it.” – John Gay, Epitaph

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When I have fears

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face, Huge … Continue reading

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Wordsworth – A Character

William Wordsworth on face perception and social cognition – A Character William Wordsworth I marvel how Nature could ever find space For so many strange contrasts in one human face: There’s thought and no thought, and there’s paleness and bloom … Continue reading

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Robert Frost

http://learningtogive.org…ch_type=subject “All thought is a feat of association; having what’s in front of you bring up something in your mind that you almost didn’t know you knew.” – Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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wacked out goodness

A light has dawned for me: I need companions, living ones, not dead companions and corpses which I carry with me wherever I wish. But I need living companions who follow me because they want to follow themselvesó and who … Continue reading

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Umberto Enigma

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” – Umberto Eco

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sickly sweet

Life is like a box of chocolates.. if you read the handy guide provided then you’ll know exactly what is on offer and can choose accordingly. -Me although that is not necessarily my opinion!

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