Sunday, 28 August 2005
If you are miserable, socially shy or anything like it without alcohol, for instance, why should you live badly without it? Found a very illustrating text on deoxy: http://deoxy.org/pdfa/SobrietyNazis.htm
I suspect these drug users who clearly avoid being surrounded by healthy people must think the world thinks and acts like they would in the same situation, like the guy who was addicted to coffee. He fought his vice and now preaches that everyone should stop drinking coffee. Screaming looney, annoying people on cafes at breakfast time. I don't get it.
No. I don't care if you take drugs or not. I quite like the company of dysfunctional people. It's much more inspiring than middle-class Phil Collins lovers. Please let me stay!! No, thanks. I don't want a spliff...
Saturday, 27 August 2005
"There is an old illusion-it is called good and evil."
"Under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself."
"Those who are slow to know suppose that slowness is the essence of knowledge"
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Do you like quotes? Get more at: http://en.thinkexist.com/
I love quotes!! They are for literature what crack is for drugs, and chocolate for food: fast energy. But sometimes they can cause similar damage...
Tuesday, 23 August 2005
The Field offers a radically new view of the way our world and our bodies work. The human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment, but a packet of pulsating energy constantly interacting with this vast energy sea.
The Field creates a picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory which makes sense of 'supernatural' phenomena.
"I think this is an important book and should be widely read. It stretches the imagination, making a good case that we are on the verge of another revolution in our understanding of the universe - perhaps even greater than the one that heralded the Atomic Age." Sir Arthur C Clarke
It's amazing to feel something for years and then find out that scientists are now full of explanations for it, and we are not marginals anymore. We are connected, "God" is everything, light is all we need, we are made of energy, life is fair...
Check her website for more info: http://www.wddty.co.uk/thefield/
Sunday, 21 August 2005
a huge table and chair, on display on Hampstead Heath, my favourite London 24 hour forest. Went there the other day and took this picture. Hope you can feel how amazing it is. Found some interpretations on the BBC website.
To me it is al about sensation, big and small, and the psychedelic vision suddenly refreshing the spirit. Really nice, indeed.
Monday, 15 August 2005
"I've reached the point where tedium is a person, the incarnate fiction of my own company"
"The outer world exists like an actor on a stage: it's there but is something else."
Saturday, 13 August 2005
As a group they weren't so bad; as individuals, some were better and some were worse. They had tender and generous feelings that an observer of average behaviour would never expect, mean and petty attitudes that a normal human being would hardly imagine. Pathetic, envious and self-deluded - that sums them up, and the same words would sum up whatever part of this milieu has infiltrated the work of worthy men who happened to get caught for a time in its mire.[...]
Some are witty, others have nothing but wit, and still others don't exist. Cafe wit may be divided into jokes about those who are absent and jibes at those who are present. This kind of wittiness is known elsewhere as mere vulgarity. There's no greater proof of an impoverished mind than its inability to be witty except at other people's expense. [...]"
From The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
It's very interesting book, made up of fragments, that I read on the tube every other day.
Friday, 5 August 2005
Now all this is perfectly idiotic. If you would think that the idea of the universe as being the creation of a benevolent old gentleman, although he's not so benevolent - he takes a sort of "this hurts me more than it's going to hurt you" sort of attitude to things, you can have that on one hand, and if that becomes uncomfortable you can exchange it for its opposite: the idea that the ultimate reality doesn't have any intelligence at all. At least that gets rid of the old bogey in the sky - in exchange for a picture of the world that is completely stupid.
Wednesday, 3 August 2005
All the matter and forces we know of-with the sole exception of gravity-are stuck to a "wall" in the space of the extra dimensions. Electrons, protons, photons and all the other particles in the Standard Model cannot move in the extra dimensions; electric and magnetic field lines cannot spread into higher-dimensional space. The wall has only three dimensions, and so far as these particles are concerned, the universe might as well be three-dimensional. Only gravitational field lines can extend into the higher dimensional space, and only the particle that transmits gravity, the graviton, can travel freely into the extra dimensions. The presence of the extra dimensions can be felt only through gravity.
Particles such as electrons and photons are like tiny lengths of string that each have two end points that must be stuck to a D-brane, Gravitons, on the other hand, are tiny closed loops of string that can wander into all the dimensions because they have no end points anchoring them to a D-brane.
The membranes of other three-dimensional universes could lie parallel to our own, only a millimeter removed from us in the extra dimensions. Similarly, although all the particles in the Standard Model must stick to our own membrane universe, other particles beyond the Standard Model might propagate through the extra dimensions. Far from being empty, the extra dimensions could have a multitude of interesting structures.