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Robert Rauschenberg is making the last arrangements of the Unicorn costume, of his own design. The 'Unicorn' is Ingeborg Svarc Lauterstein, another student of the Black Mountain College, circa 1948.
centralasian :: История религий ч.0002 и последняя -
centralasian :: История религий ч.0002 и последняя
centralasian :: История религий ч.0002 и последняя
О, блин, не понос, так другой понос, теперь они про identity formation начали перетирать друг другу кости! Моя версия в научпопной форме была выражена ряд лет назад, в бессмертном обзоре всей истории человечества за один постинг. Я не возьмусь написать Зверёк к тому тексту, он про ВСЁ. - ⓒⓔⓐ from Bookmarklet
Надо писать не «моя версия», а «всё, что необходимо знать об этом» или проще «вся правда» :) - queer and bald
все твои посты про ВСЁ! - картинкостероиды
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Now if y'all will excuse me, I must prepare myself for an OKC meeting. Because there's a fine line between optimism and insanity, and I never have managed to find it.
You gais! This guy is delightful! I am actually enjoying myself. I better get while the getting is still good. Live to flirt another day hopefully. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
He came with me to the shows. We are having fun. What is happening? Does not compute. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
\m/ - Cult Hero
Shhh. Go with it. Have fun. - Corinne L
He walked me home. And the awkward 'I had a great time' moment at my door was cute awkward, not tedious awkward. He is adorable. Whatever happens, I hope I get to know this person for awhile. We laughed so hard about nonsense... like, what if the wolf in the 3 little pigs was pissing instead of blowing? "I'll piss your house down!'' Too funny. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
:-) - Corinne L
Yay! - Kirsten from Android
Mark H
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God -
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God
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""I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How dare you how dare you create a world where there is such misery that’s not our fault? It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? The god who created this universe, if he created this universe, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish. We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that? Yes the world is very splendid, but it also has in it insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow into the eyes of children and make them blind.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Attenboroughesque :) - Eivind from Android
see also Pratchett's Patrician :) - Pete
God might reply, "when you can create a world without injustice and pain, then we can talk" - Todd Hoff
Worl, as an individual I can't. Nor Stephen. Nor Todd. But God? God *could*. Question is, why not? Ah, theodicy. - Pete
Thus, god is not perfect. - Joe
God never said he was, it's people,that said that. And perfection doesn't aloow for free will, which is a handy thing to have. - Todd Hoff
Granted that the creator of the universe is not perfect. I would also say the force/energy/being is not all knowing either. (Edit to add- I would say that the creator is an experimenter.) - Joe
You guys are in full swing here but I guess I'd ask what your definition of perfect is? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Generally, that which can't be improved. What is improved? There you go. - Todd Hoff
I think for a lot of us "perfect" is "what satisfies me" - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
"The Problem of Evil" is what led me to abandon my faith when I was 11 or 12. No one around me at the time was willing or able to provide an answer to it. I've since reconciled it for myself, more or less, but it's an ongoing struggle, I must admit. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Recently, for example, I've been reading "The Gulag Archipelago", and it's rattling my faith. I think a part of me seeks to learn about these things for that reason: to rattle my faith, and see how it fares. Probably why I stay on FriendFeed, too LOL - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yeah, The Problem of Evil in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent lies leading to the invasion of Iraq broke my belief as well. Coincidentally, I started reading a lot of Philip K Dick novels at the time, and his theodicy is probably the only one I'd be willing to believe: God isn't actually omnipotent. - Victor Ganata
I think Mr. Fry got it in one. Cancer. Why would anyone allow that if they had the power to prevent or stop it? And if they don't have that power, why the hell should we blindly hand over our lives to them? - Heather
Okay, God gets rid of cancer. Then what? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
If God is omnipotent and benevolent, why does cancer even exist in the first place? - Victor Ganata
Then cancer gets rid of God. #notatheologist #noideawhatthatmeans - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*reserves spot to comment from beyond the grave* - Micah from iPhone
Ya'll are going with the assumption that a creator thinks like its creation and feels as its creation feels. That's where modern religion seems to go off the rails in my mind. - Michael W. May
As an atheist myself, I sympathize with Fry's line of thought, but I hope I would show a little less hubris in the presence of god. Maybe start with, "well, this s certainly a surprise!" before launching into the whole cancer bit. - Steele Lawman
A Baha'i friend once asked me 'If you met God and he asked you what you had done with your life, what would you say?' I said 'I might ask the same of you.' - Pete
Could an imperfect human being possessing free will exist in such a way to rail against his creator (or really against the decaying, entropic universe he resides in) if everything was perfect, self-sustaining, and infinite? Guess it depends on what your assumptions or beliefs about God is. If it has human-like attributes but imbued with supreme power, then perhaps we can say the... more... - Mo Kargas
I dunno, wouldn't an omniscient and benevolent God understand and empathize with its creation? - Victor Ganata
I tend to think we imagined God as the omnipotent, omniscient version of ourselves, warts and all. Where we are vengeful, capricious, insecure - God is the Most vengeful, capricious, insecure. I tend to think that *if* there is a "creator," it is indifferent to us entirely. I can imagine that creator's response to Mr. Fry: "Cancer, blindness, bugs...they all fit within a cycle of... more... - Cult Hero from iPhone
Inconsistent human qualities applied to something beyond us. - Mo Kargas
No really, nobody answered my question, what next? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Well, ok. About what are we talking? The utterly apart Islamic God of Tawhid? The immanent yet transcendent God of the Incarnation? The Demiurge of the Gnostics? The utterly ineffable of Lovecraft? Cos if we don't know *that* all the rest of it is wandering in a maze. - Pete
But the original question isn't about "next". It's about why things are the way they are in the first place. - Victor Ganata
The monotheistic God Fry is likely talking of is *claimed* to value humans. But a Creator does not necessarily have to value or care, at least in a way which is understandable to us. - Pete
Sure, the easiest form of theodicy that doesn't do away with God entirely is to say that God isn't what we think God is, but the obvious logical consequence of that line of thinking is therefore many of the world's religions are utter bullshit. - Victor Ganata
It also assumes that we are the snake in the cage, not the mouse bred for food. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, and quite, Victor. - Pete
The original quote assumes both that God is powerful enough to affect th course of the world and demands worship. The God of many religions fits that. If you change the parameters, you are creating a new context. - Heather
That context will change from human to human regardless, due to that initial assumption. - Mo Kargas
Heather, like Isaac Newton's Clockwork Universe. Put all the pieces together and let it run. - Johnny from iPhone
Letting it run, to me, sounds like not having investment in the proceedings. Which (again just my perspective) would not require devotion and worship. If God made everything and walked away, why follow rules or pray? - Heather
The fact is that many world religions explicitly state that God is active in the proceedings of the Universe, though. - Victor Ganata
OTOH, we give our lives over to many entities that aren't omnipotent or omniscient but are nonetheless more powerful and/or (allegedly) more knowledgeable than we are—government, the free market, etc.—so if God isn't omnipotent nor omniscient, that isn't necessarily a reason not to worship or offer to service to Him/Her/Them. - Victor Ganata
Not all NDE's are of heaven. - Mike Nencetti
ooo dış mihraks fiğdini bulmasyone. otporumsu paralelizasyon - furi from Android
Son of Groucho
Anybody use If This Then That? Looks quite interesting to use in conjunction with Evernote.
I'm afraid to give it all my passwords. - Amit Patel
Good point! Hadn't thought of that! 😳 - Son of Groucho
I use it pretty extensively with Evernote - my favorite is the auto-creation of a note based on my Google Calendar. I open Evernote before a meeting and the note is already there, ready for me to start making notations! There are lots of other ways to use it, but that one always seems a little magical to me. - WebGoddess
Do you have to do anything to get the recipes to run? I've set up one that is supposed to send my iPhone pictures to Evernote but nothing seems to be happening! - Son of Groucho
Have you tested the recipe? I think there is a "test this" button on each recipe, once you have it written, that lets you try it out before you turn it on to run. If there is something funky going on, that test should tell you. - WebGoddess
van der Baarft
RT @historicalpics: Aerial view of the 1st World Cup final, between Argentina & Uruguay in the Centenario stadium, Uruguay. July 30, 1930
RT @historicalpics: Aerial view of the 1st World Cup final, between Argentina & Uruguay in the Centenario stadium, Uruguay. July 30, 1930
Mary Carmen
I think this is the best thing I've seen in a long time. What an easy and simple act of kindness and generosity. I'm sending a donation. If anyone wants in with me, let me know.
Tim Minchin — The Good Book (Unofficial) -
Tim Minchin — The Good Book (Unofficial)
Morton Fox
Strange yellow cherries in the grass. @ Hyatt Regency Resort In Cambridge, Md
Strange yellow cherries in the grass. @ Hyatt Regency Resort In Cambridge, Md
Probably Carolina Horsenettle, Solanum carolinense. - John (bird whisperer)
Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
One of the groups Facebook suggests I join: Weather Manipulation / Chemtrails / Geoengineering - 8,260 members /facepalm
I love that chemtrails and geoengineering go in the same group. - John (bird whisperer)
as above, so below ;) - Pete
Victor Ganata
I'm not sure how I feel about the fact than an "artisanal ramen" place is opening up in my hood. I can no longer deny the fact that where I live is totally and utterly gentrified.
van der Baarft
RT @amazing_maps: The best selling music artist from each London borough
RT @amazing_maps: The best selling music artist from each London borough
The Happy Hooker
Victor Ganata
The real history of the selfie goes back 175 years - Vox
Victor Ganata
From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank - NPR
"By World War II, the church had sizable investments and created the Vatican Bank in order to hide its financial dealings with the Nazis from the U.S. and the U.K." - Victor Ganata
Kind of casts Pope Pius XII with a worse light than he already is, huh? - Victor Ganata
"They were just frozen by indecision and fear. They were afraid that if they spoke out, the Nazis might in fact move against Catholics in Germany and even move against the Pope and take him back to Germany as a prisoner. But that fear meant that they abdicated their moral position as the head of the world's largest religion, especially at a time that they continued to make money with the people committing the murder." - Victor Ganata
"One of the reasons the Vatican was frozen in fear against the Nazis and had made their alignment with the Fascists in the first place, was that they feared the Bolsheviks more." - Victor Ganata
"The thing about the Vatican Bank that makes it different in my view is that it's essentially an offshore bank in the middle of a foreign country…." - Victor Ganata
"So what does that result in? It results in the Vatican Bank being one of the top banks in the world for money laundering — a haven often for these business executives involved in scandals in Italy." - Victor Ganata
Steven Perez
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Multi pass! - Amit Patel
SUPER GREEN! - Steven Perez
Quiver, ladies. Quiver. - Big Joe Silence
CHEEEEK-EN! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Wrong answer. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Negative. I am a meat Popsicle. - Steven Perez
псы в рапиде
В Амстердаме настоящий снег! Утром был такой, снеговой град комочками. А сейчас снег. Но конечно тает мгновенно.
Обратите внимание на то, как все голландцы тут же с санками вылетят - ⓒⓔⓐ
тут дождь! - былин
черт, а я в детстве читал про серебряные коньки и думал, что, ну, короче, вот. - галуто₪перидол
а ты что ли не веришь в глобальное потепление? - псы в рапиде
я и в Малый Ледниковый Период верю, но детства-то не вернуть! - галуто₪перидол
Это как если бы какой-нибудь Джордж Лукас взял самые первые Звездные Войны и пририсовал бы во всех местах шикарные CG-пейзажи, инопланетных слоников, цветочки там лютики… а, стоп, минуточку. - галуто₪перидол
за ночь нападало настоящего снега! он покрывает все вокруг! - псы в рапиде
(смотрит умиленно) - лапками враспор
Elvis Presley
I Do Not Think That Number Means What You Think It Means - -
I Do Not Think That Number Means What You Think It Means -
"What we see is that Italy is somewhat out of line — but the real standout is Germany, which has had much too little wage growth." - Elvis Presley from Bookmarklet
dall'altro grafico dell'articolo si vede che l'Italia è un outlier per mancanza di crescita economica, mentre i salari crescono in linea con gli altri paesi EU - Lorenzo R v rs
eh, che è come dire che in Italia c'è un disallineamento salari/output - Elvis Presley
si, non c'è flessibilità, vecchia storia - Lorenzo R v rs
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. -
Good morning, FriendFeed.
I had the most amazing dream last night. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
bunneh! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
If you're dreaming about snow it's our nightmare here. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Barry! :) - Steven Perez
Hey, Val. Hmmm, that must be why we never get snow in Texas. :) - Steven Perez
Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
Unexplained phenomena Part V: woke up this morning to find a large puddle in the middle of the room downstairs. It wasn't next to a wall and the ceiling above it wasn't wet. It was enough water to completely saturate two bath towels.
I guess the exorcism—I mean, the blessing—done by a priest in 2013 didn't take. - Victor Ganata
What's under the floor? - bentley
Maybe that unicorn that jizzed glitter all over my living room curtain, 2 years ago, made its way to your home and pissed on your floor. - April Russo
There isn't a fridge in that area is there? - Arlan K.
Nope. The puddle was under the couch and a side table. And both are kind of in the middle of the room, not touching any walls. - Victor Ganata
It sounds like you're going to have to outfit your home with cameras, hygrometers, thermometers, etc. in the name of science. - Spidra Webster
Ok, that's freaky. - Arlan K.
The onion is getting revenge. - Anika
A spontaneous rain cloud in your living room! (also, obligatory Superintendant Chalmers quote: "The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?" - Andrew C (✔)
Plot twist: it's not water. - Steele Lawman
When we encounter something like that in our line of work the water is usually coming from elsewhere but running to a 'low spot'. Or you could go with the localized auroa thing ... I like that better anyway :-) Good luck! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Stephen Mack
Kids always get passes / When they wear new glasses
(Passing grades in class because now he can read the board, that is. Apologies to Dorothy Parker.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy Birthday, Zoe! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday, Zoe! - Tamara J. B.
Happy birthday, Zoe! Hopefully you were spoiled today. - Stephan from iPhone
Happy bday Zoe! - Joe
Yay Zoe! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, Zoe! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, everyone! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Mom has a great smile. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, Li'l Zee :) - Pete
(: ناهاری که ام کیو ملک امروز درست کرد -- Lunch made by MQ Malik. January 15, 2015. :) --
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well-prepared food. - kikako
Thank you، kikako. :) - ma∟ıĸ
again, #love_of_food!!! Lol. - iFriend
اور کیا کہوں؟ شاعر کہتا ہے دل دے دے کڑئیے رکھنے نوں :))) :)) :)) - i f t i
iThankYou, iFriend!! :)) - ma∟ıĸ
((((: شاعر کی بات جُھٹلانے کا کام مُجھ سے نہیں ہو سکے گا افٹی - ma∟ıĸ
(: مرسی پریسا جان - ma∟ıĸ
✓ - Kanga-na
بہوں شکریہ، تُساں کتنے ہچھے ہؤ ملُک جی :)) :)) :) - i f t i
((: اگلی واری میں وی کھاساں - QT
delicious + intriguing!! - wicky
هر قرنی که میام فرفر میام اینجا ببینم چی پختی :دی - ا╬ کامیار ╬ا
(: خیلی ممنونم کامیار جان - شما همیشه نسبت به من خیلی لطف داری دوست عزیزم - ma∟ıĸ
Pretty LaBelle
That first sip of coffee is the greatest.
So this made me laugh last night, and then Jenny burst out laughing after I read it to her. I am not sure exactly why it's so funny.
Because it is! - Jenny H.
Good point! :D - Eivind
Mo Kargas
I'm not perfect, I try constantly to be a better person - especially a better male. But I don't need people denying me a chance to express my views.
The Bloodthirsty Truth of the Beautiful Orchid Mantis -
The Bloodthirsty Truth of the Beautiful Orchid Mantis
The Bloodthirsty Truth of the Beautiful Orchid Mantis
"The orchid mantis is something of a poster child for such cryptic mimicry. So obviously true is this evolutionary story that it is often discussed today as established fact. [...] Now a set of new studies by James O’Hanlon and colleagues shows quite clearly that we’ve been getting it wrong all this time. While it is indeed a flower mimic – the first known animal to do this – the orchid mantis doesn’t hide in an orchid. It doesn’t hide at all. And to an insect, it doesn’t even look particularly like an orchid." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"This phenomenon, known as aggressive mimicry, occurs in other animals. The Bolas spider releases chemicals that imitate sex pheromones released by female moths seeking a mate. Male moths, with their elaborately plumed antennae, can detect these pheromones from miles away, and are lured in to their death. Carnivorous Photuris firefly females can mimic the flash-responses of a different... more... - Eivind
Amazing! - Shirinooo
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