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News Briefs 25-10-2016

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Quote of the Day:

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds.

Neil Gaiman

News Briefs 24-10-2016

Very very frightening...

Thanks @anomalistnews, @ProjectArchivis, and @mandate33.

Quote of the Day:

Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring. None of thse fare well under the scrutiny of productivity. That is why science and art are so hard to fund. But they are also the foundation of long-term growth. Yet our notions of jobs, of work, of the economy don't include a lot of space for wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating and exploring.

Kevin Kelly

News Briefs 21-10-2016

“You must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act.”

Quote of the Day:

“All knowledge is local, all truth is partial. … No truth can make another truth untrue. All knowledge is part of the whole knowledge. … Once you have seen the larger pattern, you cannot get back to seeing the part as the whole.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

News Briefs 20-10-2016


Thanks @anomalistnews.

Quote of the Day:

I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here.

“I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.”

“I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.”

“Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding both puppets!”

“Shut up! Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control. Here's Love Connection. Watch this and get fat and stupid.

Bill Hicks

News Briefs 19-10-2016

The beginning of the end?

Quote of the Day:

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.

Terry Pratchett

News Briefs 18-10-2016

Death and bananas...

Thanks @anomalistnews.

Quote of the Day:

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Mark Twain

News Briefs 17-10-2016

Thumbs up for miracles...

Thanks to @CultofWeird and @djp1974.

Quote of the Day:

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth.
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
Because there's bugger all down here on Earth!

Monty Python, 'The Galaxy Song'

News Briefs 15-10-2016

“He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.”

Quote of the Day:

“Knowing others is intelligence;
 knowing yourself is true wisdom.”

Lau Tzu