so laura was watching this video of Lawrence Krauss talking and it was all the predictable new-atheist stuff so i was trying to keep my mouth shut (‘cause she can enjoy the poetry of the science without me pointing right to the hostile and cynical language yaknow)(nah i’m kiddin i didn’t keep my mouth shut) but there was this MOMENT that was FUCKING BRILLIANT as well as HILARIOUS.
Krauss (like literally every scientist that pop culture might come across):
the atoms of your body and your air are the same atoms as every single thing in the universe including every person that ever lived…
… and it’s like some people actually believe that a wafer of bread in the hands of the priest is the body of a 1st century jew…
and then fuckin LAURA just isn’t having any of his shit goes “BUT YOU JUST SAID THAT IT IS, with the atoms and everything!!!!” and then we shared such a hearty laugh
Marxism is both the theory of the proletarian revolution and a revolutionary critique of bourgeois society; it is a science insofar as the revolutionary action that it wishes to set free and to stabilize requires insight into its own historical necessity—into the truth of its being. It lives in the inseparable unity of theory and praxis, of science and action; and every Marxian investigation must maintain this unity as its central and dominant component. Such an investigation would miss its object entirely if it were to attempt to inspect Marxism from the vantage of some transcendent position “beyond” Marxism, applying the terms of logical closure, universal non-contradiction, and atemporal validity. The truths of Marxism are not truths of knowing [Erkennens], but rather truths of happening [Geschehen].
Marcuse, Herbert, ‘Contributions to a Phenomenology of Historical Materialism’, from ed., H., Wolin, R., & Abromeit, J. (2005). Heideggerian marxism. p.1 (via fuckyeahdialectics)
Wei and her colleagues are working on a series of papers that suggest actions to help students with autism enroll in post secondary education. The goal is to figure out what high schools can do to better prepare students with autism for college and beyond. The team is investigating high school factors linked to STEM participation—which classes best prepare students and how test performance is related to STEM enrollment, for example.
Science education is key to remaining competitive in a global economy, Wei says and adds, “it becomes imperative to discover previously untapped sources of STEM talent.” Students with autism could be one such source.
As our understanding of autism deepens, it may be necessary to change the way we think about the disorder, says Baron-Cohen. “We should think of it as a different way of thinking,” he says. “These individuals are attracted less to people and emotions but more to factual patterns. We should be focusing on the positive aspects of autism as well.”
Guys here you can see a film called ANTENNA and I hope you watch it and vote for it. it’s about these MEDICAL SCIENTISTS who were developing skin grafts but in a CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT the cells developed MIND which really brought a storm into the world because brains are too wild for us and ONE OF THE SCIENTISTS DOESN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THIS and the tempest roars loud in him as the BRAIN CELLS ARE MESSING WITH HIS HEAD.
Because we’re dealing with a CONTINUUM here i stole extensively from BACH specifically the G MINOR FUGUE FROM DAS WOHLTEMPERIERTE KLAVIER I. coincidentally the film was written by Carman in a rage of ecstatic catharsis during a period of time surrounding his watching SOLARIS (which as we all know also steals from Bach).
FURTHERMORE, IT SHOULD BE SAID THAT DR. MAX KRISTENSON’S OBJECTION TO HIS OWN STARCROSSED ACHIEVEMENT (THE IDEA THAT THE GENESIS OF MIND IS TOO WILD FOR US “MAN DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECREATE SENTIENCE” SAID HE) IS JUST HOW I FEEL ABOUT COUNTERPOINT ITSELF. HOW DOES A PHILOSOPHER OBJECT TO THE MORTAL ARCHITECT’S TRIUMPH OF SENTIENCE RECREATION WHEN HE IS PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE WITH THE IMPLICATION THAT BACH WAS A STUPID HOMO SAPIEN LIKE ALL THE OTHER COMEDIANS AND HEROES WHO DIDN’T QUITE CHALLENGE THESE SILLY RULES LIKE ‘NOT STEPPING ON GOD’S TOES’ OR WHATEVER. BECAUSE IF THE MORTALLY ENGINEERED GENESIS OF A BRAIN CELL IS A HORRIFYING CATASTROPHE THEN SO IS A FUGUE.
but there we were, locked in a bathroom for two days with a bunch of hardware that was proven by the film set tradition to be a vital part of enacting the miracle of light manipulation and the important part is we have this planet5d contest and because of that you can put your 20 minutes into watching it right now, and vote for it, for only another 6 days because at the end of that period of time it will be unwatchable until an unspecified point in the future. I hope you watch it is what i’m saying, and vote for it.
Featuring the organ in crawford and some solos by the EXCELLENT Kevin Murphy and Walker Harnden, who turned severed motives from the g minor fugue of das wolhtemperierte i into lyrical passages that are expressive in ways that have nothing to do with the baroque.
always remember stormy nonsense to bring the horror back to tempestuous temperament
so much lament for missing this at colonial that time me and mikey went to pheonixville to kick around with our vagabond friend matt and watch the trains go over the bridge and we drove in and realize “dude Nostalgia for the Light is playing right now, today!” and said “we should do it. i want to” and then matt said “i don’t have any money” so we didn’t and it played at the colonial without us when we were right there, we had been looking forward to that and we blew it.