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Elis Regina - Cais

A clumsy translation: For whomever wants to leave, I have invented a wharf I have invented more than the solitude has given me I have invented a shining new moon I have invented love and I know the pain that drives me I have always wanted to be happy, Inventing the sea, Inventing a dreamer within myself And for whoever wants to follow me there is more I have the path you have always wanted A savior on the dock ready to leave I have invented the wharf, and I know the time of my departure

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It is important for scientists to be aware of what our discoveries mean, socially and politically. It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.
 Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. (via coolchicksfromhistory)

(Source: books.google.com)

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Try to cringe your way through his polemics and wrap your mind around the cosmology. Krauss artfully describes the machinations of malkuth hyuk hyuk hyuk

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Published on Nov 6, 2013

Have the new atheists won the battle of ideas by proving that religion isn’t true? Scientists and philosophers such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and Lawrence Krauss have brought a new fire to debates on religion and belief by using the tools of logic and scientific method to dismantle the ‘God Hypothesis.’ But the response of ‘new religion’ is that theology cannot necessarily be understood by evidence or facts. As with the belief in equality or the belief that torture is wrong, defending religious belief in this misses the point. According to Peter Rollins, “faith is not placed into danger by being exposed as counter-factual,” and to try and defend it in this way is to undermine its very nature. Can these contemporary views of religion open a new front in the atheism vs. religion battle? Or are they just a strategy to co-opt the middle ground for the religious? Join new atheism’s most entertaining exponent Lawrence Krauss and postmodern religious firebrand Peter Rollins for a challenging debate.

Chair: Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre, and is co-curator of Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and science communicator, and is the author of recent bestseller A Universe From Nothing.

Peter Rollins is a leading figure of the postmodern Christianity movement and author of books such as How (Not) to Speak of God and Insurrection. 

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A Discordian is anyone willing to look at the windmills and concede that they might be giants.
Sts. John, Principa Discordia (via thesacredchaogoesmu)

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What’s he like?”

“The physique of a Messiah. But too clever to believe in God or be convinced of his own mission. And too sensitive, even if he were convinced, to carry it out. His muscles would like to act and his feelings would like to believe; but his nerve endings and his cleverness won’t allow it.”

“So I suppose he’s very unhappy.
Aldous Huxley - Island  (via timeislaundry)