Monday, October 27, 2014

after the singularity

(pic by Nadav Kander from flowers gallery dot com, via bldgblog)

"I wish my black cats came from pacts with the Devil, and that they could speak a language I could understand. But they are not familiars, and all I have is the opaque affective communication of our intersubjective relation."

"We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the distance between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing." --Rebecca Solnit

"English lacks a good word to describe this type of specialist, but we don't have to reach far to find one: the Russian word for it is sanitar."

"The studies surrounding Alcoholics Anonymous are some of the most convoluted, hilariously screwed-up research I have ever seen. They go wrong in ways I didn’t even realize research could go wrong before." --Slate Star Codex

Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse.

"We are so divided at the roots, we are so separated at the very starting-places of thought, that a religion can no longer be a hobby. A religion must be something either holy or horrible." --GK Chesterton

"The heart has another army, which is knowledge..." --al Ghazali

From the Edge of Language.



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