Just_Saying_Sun09/14/2014

Posted September 14, 2014 by bruce turrie
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A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.–Nietzsche

Just_Saying_Sat09/13/2014

Posted September 13, 2014 by bruce turrie
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Hatred is invariably the firstborn child of outrage. Whether or not the outrage seems justified, hatred is never legitimate.–me

Just_Saying_Fri09/12/2014

Posted September 12, 2014 by bruce turrie
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It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.–Jim Bishop

Just_Saying_Wed09/10/2014

Posted September 10, 2014 by bruce turrie
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We never experience reality as it is, rather we percieve it filtered through our belief system, our own private set of myths about the world and how it works.–me

Just_Saying_Tue09/09/2014

Posted September 9, 2014 by bruce turrie
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The elaborate tapestry of our experience is not stored in memory-at least not in its entirety. Rather, it is compressed for storage by first being reduced to a few critical threads, such as a summary phrase or a small set of key features. Later, when we want to remember our experience, our brains quickly reweave the tapestry by fabricating-not by actually retrieving-the bulk of the information that we experience as a memory. Dan Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness)

Just_Saying_Mon09/08/2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by bruce turrie
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Facts do not constitute the truth. There is a deeper stratum.–Werner Herzog

Don’t beam me up Scotty

Posted September 7, 2014 by bruce turrie
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Imagine a teleportation device a la Star Trek. Here’s how it works. A laser at one end analyzes you atom by atom vaporizing you in the process. The analysis is sent to a 3D printer at the other end which prints you out atom by atom. The entire analysis and printing process takes less than 1 microsecond. But is the result you? If not, who or what is missing? So would you use it?


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