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#19995
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 204
Jeff,

Alright, tough crowd.

"Skiffle"- first thing that comes to mind "Momma's gotta squeeze box".
"I'm One", lots in "the Who", catalog, it's in there, everywhere.

To stay on topic-


Earl
If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry or listen to some music at least once every week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would thus have been kept alive through use.----Charles Darwin

Interesting quote Earl, and one I've never heard before!


Chicken Soup for the Soul- "Word Finds"- volume 79

I love life's little ironies.

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#19997
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 255
Earl, I was getting worried that "Notable Quotes" had become in danger of being "overrun" by a couple of (unnamed) Music Hounds (lol) -- and so to alleviate that danger I have created the following sticky-thread:

"Musical Musings"


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#20415
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 71
"I think that what we've done with the military in this country is tragic.

There was a bill in the Senate that Republicans filibustered that Senator Tom Coburn put a hold on, that was a billions dollar jobs bill for veterans, that he said we're not paying for and we should not fund, therefore it should not happen.

Yet he, and many of the other Senators, had no problem spending 800 billion dollars to make those people veterans even though that money wasn't funded or paid for by taxes.

So, I think it's atrocious what we've done to veterans." --Jon Stewart (Daily Show)

Peace,
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#20418
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 255
Yes Mertis, sometimes a quote is "notable" not because of the words IN the quote, but the context around them.


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#20534
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 255
Spotted this one on Sinclair's site, got a chuckle, and decided I had to post it here:

Mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose wisely.

– Woody Allen

I've always been a big fan of Woody Allen's earlier work. So I'm going to add "philosopher" and "prophet" to "comic" on his list of achievements. Certainly choosing between utter despair/hopelessness and extinction seems to be a VERY good summary of where we stand today...

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#21625
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 204
“Politicians are put there to give you that idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations, and they’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State Houses, and the City Halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear. They’ve got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest. You know something, they don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around their kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.

It’s a big club and you ain’t in it! You and I are not in the Big Club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you in the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans are and will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day. Because the owners of this country know the truth, it’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin
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#21640
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 255
Earl, it would be really tough to edit-out any of that (extended) quote below. However, I would suggest that you might have used bold-face for the last line...

...it’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.


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#21725
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 168
Science is neutral, Science is not all human knowlege, it is a very specific dicipline, it says lets try and look at natural causes, that might explain natural effect, and that may not, that doesn't explain everything in nature. It is unfortunate with science that scientists suggest that science is all there is, and there aren't other kinds of truths, but it works pretty well and it is the basis of modern technological society. - Lawrence Krauss(This guy is only next to dawkins in his atheism)

Source: From this youtube video v=DtP020hXiAU#t=539s
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#21731
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 255
Samix, while the author of this quote may be an astute individual, you couldn't tell from his lingusitic talents.



However, despite the awkward wording here I understand and appreciate the sentiment. Let me try to re-phrase it -- and see if I can make it more accessible to people.

What we see today with "evolution" dogma (and what we have seen in the past on many occasions, with many different subjects) is that "scientific thought" stagnates. Following some period of breakthrough/revelation, it is natural to see some sort of intellectual plateau.

This is due to the fact that obviously "genius" is not some straight-line function which allows for the smooth advancement of knowledge/technology. Instead, what we see through History is a pattern of spikes and plateaus.

Because of our inherent arrogance (one of our most-damaging flaws); once we hit these intellectual plateaus, instead of science being the leading voice of change/progress it turns into a dogmatic collection of ZEALOTS -- who do little other than congratulate each other for having already achieved perfection.



Thus any/all newcomers to their world (with NEW IDEAS) are seen as "threats" and treated as "heretics." The distinction between science and religion essentially disappears.

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#21880
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 168
"The idea that science is a uniquely self critical institution is ofcourse preposterous, scientists are no more self critical than anyone else, they hate to be criticized and they never criticize themselves"
- David Berlinski

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berlinski
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