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September 2012



Definitions: 'Shakespearean Tragedy'

September 25, 2012 – Comments (0)

 ... it "...exemplifies the sense that human beings are inevitably doomed through their own failures or errors, or even the ironic action of their virtues, or through the nature of fate, destiny, or the human condition to suffer, fail, and die...."

In other words, this drama will not end well.

Anyway, six-part drama - series. First four:

Why the oil industry doesn't want you to remember the last 14 years  [more]



Que Sera, Sera

September 22, 2012 – Comments (0)

... whatever will be, will be!

Argument? Couple of laws:

Pollard’s Law of Human Behaviour: We do what we must (our personal, unavoidable imperatives of the moment), then we do what’s easy, and then we do what’s fun. There is never time left for things that are merely important.

Pollard’s Law of Complexity: Things are the way they are for a reason. If you want to change something, it helps to know that reason. If that reason is complex, success at changing it is unlikely, and adapting to it is probably a better strategy.

Why We Cannot Save the World

Anyway, we may believe - subscribe to - that our lives have value and meaning and the direction; but the truth is we exist simply as the hapless instruments of our personal will. This is the truth, ...  [more]

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