I’ll always remember stoping on the way home from Leadville and we didn’t see your car anywhere. 20 mins later there you were coming up the hill at 10mph and smoke coming from behind you because your car didn’t have enough power to climb up the mountains. RIP Sonka.
A mosquito was heard to complain
That a chemist had poisoned his brain
The cause of his sorrow
Diphenyltrichloroethane — Dr. D D Perrin
NeuroLogica Blog » The Continuity Problem -
Fans of science fiction are likely familiar with the continuity problem. You get beamed aboard the Enterprise by the transporter and everything seems to work perfectly. On Earth you are disassembled into your most fundamental particles in order to capture all of the information necessary to then recreate you in your exact state aboard the Enterprise.
The new you aboard the Enterprise is you in every detail, including your stream of consciousness – the thoughts you were having at the moment of beaming. But is it really you? Isn’t it more accurate to say that you were destroyed on Earth and are now dead, and a copy of you was created on board the ship? That is the continuity problem.
Visualizing Size in Biochemical Systems.
John and I talked, I left, and in a week or so he was dead. I cried and I cried, went out and got drunk. And I said, ‘I’m alive, goddammit! I’m alive!’ And I am alive, and I want to make that real for myself. I do face death, but until I’m dead, I’m alive, dammit! — Bobbi Campbell
RIP Chinua Achebe
What Coke Contains -
“The number of individuals who know how to make a can of Coke is zero. The number of individual nations that could produce a can of Coke is zero. This famously American product is not American at all. Invention and creation is something we are all in together. Modern tool chains are so long and complex that they bind us into one people and one planet. “