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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Something to nibble on...

I am reading a book called Hominids. It's full of interesting premises... and what I think is wishful thinking. There are at least two main premises: that there are parallel universes and that on at least one other of these, Neanderthals became the dominant "intelligent" species. There are a few other premises in the book (actually, in the trilogy) that annoy me but I won't go into them here. Maybe another time.

I like the parallel universes premise. Always have. If I was to rant on about it, I would try to develop an hypothesis that we intersect with these parallel universes constantly. Decisions made weave us in and out of other universes almost constantly. Most people, I think, think of these parallel universes as fully separate things that have no bearing on each other.

I, on the other hand, think we exist in all universes simultaneously.

Just some food for thought.

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