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News Briefs 24-03-2015

The end is n.........ot nigh.

Quote of the Day:

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

News Briefs 23-03-2015

Mysteries. Today's flavour: historical.

Thanks @anomalistnews, @tobadzistsini, and @djp1974.

Quote of the Day:

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

News Briefs 20-03-2015

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us.”

Quote of the Day:

“…Every man is a Microcosm, and carries the whole world about him.”

Thomas Browne

News Briefs 19-03-2015

In a society where sanity is obligatory, the insane carries out a one-man revolution.

Thanks to Cármen Aristegui.

Quote of the Day:

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”


News Briefs 18-03-2015

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Quote of the Day:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.


News Briefs 17-03-2015

"The future is already here — It's just not very evenly distributed."

Quote of the Day:

“Sometimes it’s good to remember.”

William Gibson

News Briefs 13-03-2015

“Man becomes aware of the sacred because it manifests itself, shows itself, as something wholly different from the profane.”

Quote of the Day:

“In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.”

Mircea Eliade

News Briefs 12-03-2015

Humans are the lemmings of the primate world…

Thanks to Johnny Walker.

Quote of the Day:

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."

~Salvador Dalí

News Briefs 11-03-2015

We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.

Quote of the Day:

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

News Briefs 10-03-2015

There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west...

Quote of the Day:

Science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.

Ken Jenkins