May 25th, 2011

Apollo 4 on column of fire

My tweets

  • Tue, 14:54: Understanding God's plan with numeric tricks rather than study
  • Tue, 18:36: I have been punished for my apostasy with wisdom and joy.
  • Tue, 22:13: A problem for an atheist with strong ‘spiritual’ sense is to tap similarities w/religious folk who are ‘spiritual’, to expand our world.
  • Tue, 22:16: By ‘spirituality’ I mean a kind of feeling of otherness. It is associated with the left temporal lobe (I think). Dawkins’ brain tested weak.
  • Tue, 22:20: I definitely _do not_ mean dualism. All human life is physical process. Dualism is pernicious, harmful. I tolerate it only in fiction.
  • Tue, 22:31: An atheist speaks truthfully about ‘God’ by knowing that ‘he’ exists as individual and cultural abstraction. Believers externalize this.
  • Tue, 23:06: Bob James, Rutgers EE grad & #Rapture billboard guy in New Jersey, has removed all #Camping links from his site:
  • Tue, 23:31: @Meanfluff You might like this thing I made a few years ago: Needs more dinosaur?
  • Wed, 01:04: RT @mattverso: I'm sorry, but this is the greatest notification window in the history of notification windows.
  • Wed, 01:40: ‘Hinting is like preparing a meal for guests, where one of the guests requires a special meal and hates you.’ – @chemoelectric
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Tea. Getting colder.

Wisdom from the rebbe's curbside, released by knowledge-hungry crows

‘A Chasidic tale vividly illustrates the danger of improper speech: A man went about the community telling malicious lies about the rabbi. Later, he realized the wrong he had done, and began to feel remorse. He went to the rabbi and begged his forgiveness, saying he would do anything he could to make amends. The rabbi told the man, "Take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds." The man thought this was a strange request, but it was a simple enough task, and he did it gladly. When he returned to tell the rabbi that he had done it, the rabbi said, "Now, go and gather the feathers. Because you can no more make amends for the damage your words have done than you can recollect the feathers."’

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