a customer to whom a merchant has said that he has nothing to sell and the...– january 2008 synthetic zero
Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai: ”From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on...
The Large Hadron Collider might make dragons that might eat us up.– Asking a Judge to Save the World, and Maybe a Whole Lot More - New York Times
As the status of women is on the rise again, says Ms Fisher, we “move...– BBC NEWS | Business | Why companies need female managers
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In an artificial world, only extremists live naturally.– You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss
As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, “That’s a terrible statement,” I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I’m going to be probably the only conservative in America who’s going to say something like this, but I’m just telling you: We’ve got to cut some slack to people who grew...
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Paradoxically, we make a great fuss of celebrating diversity, yet claim that...– The Weekly Standard: Return of the Tribes
re: Where angels no longer fear to tread Mar 19th 2008, From The Economist print edition so they wish to develop a framework that explains the persistence of “religious attitudes and practices”, which we once believed would perish as obsolete, in human culture. but why stop at limiting the scope of this framework to religion? if we keep our concepts flexible and abstract...
It would be a nice irony if the best hedge against a collapse of the...– Buttonwood | Apocalypse now? | The Economist
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Everywhere, the cost of food is rising sharply.– A Global Need for Grain That Farms Can’t Fill - New York Times
Mrs Clinton and Mr Obama might try to remember that they are on the same side....– After Texas and Ohio | The Democrats’ nightmare | Economist.com
'I don't blame myself', says mother of girl found... →
“There is someone out there who was prepared to murder my daughter, and we are obviously stirring up a hornets’ nest out here so, yes, I am worried,” she says.
'Moses was high on hallucinogenic drug when he... →
The account in the Book of Exodus of the bush’s ability to burn without being “consumed” is generally attributed to the presence and power of God. But to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Professor Shanon, who freely admits to having experimented with mind-bending substance “about 160 times in various locales in contexts”, it is evidence of the power of...