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Diurnal Aural Experiences: Opeth’s “Eternal Rains Will Come” from Pale Communion (2014)

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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Art, Geek, Music, Nature

 

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Dilapidated Joy

Vincze Miklós of io9 runs one of the better series on their site: Modern Ruins.  Obviously, given that I enjoy the thought of ruins and the taphonomy of such things, I really and truly appreciate this mess.  So, in honor of the stunning collection he’s put together, do it a favor and give it a gander:

Trashed Remains of Abandoned Disney Parks.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Anthropology, Geek, Inspiration, Landscape, Nature

 

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Opinion: “The Animated Life of A.R.Wallace” – NY Times

From the New York Times:

“Although Alfred Russel Wallace made one of the most important scientific discoveries in history, he’s been all but forgotten. A contemporary of Charles Darwin, Wallace was the other guy to discover natural selection – the evolutionary process whereby better adapted organisms are more likely to survive and pass on their traits than less adapted ones. Although two people discovered this theory, evolution by natural selection is virtually synonymous with Darwin. This is partly due to the lasting fame of Darwin’s opus, “On the Origin of Species,” but some argue it is also due to Wallace’s extraordinary modesty – he lauded Darwin’s work and humbly downplayed his own contributions. In 1889 he even wrote a book in support of evolution titled ‘Darwinism.'”

Go watch the video and read the article.

 
 

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Photography: Iceland

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From APOD on Twitter via: Image Credit & CopyrightStéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées)

Beautiful, beautiful image capture here.

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Art, Geek, Inspiration, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Space

 

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Bohemian Gravity

From io9:

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Geek, Nature, Philosophy, Rants, Space

 

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In memoriam

From Caity Weaver of Gawker.

This is so delightfully existential.

“Kachemak was not afraid of dying before she was put to sleep on Saturday (“releasing her from a rapid decline in the last week from age-related infirmities”), because Kachemak was not aware that dying was something that could happen to her. She wasn’t unhappy about leaving the other sea otters. She didn’t worry about whether or not she would be remembered fondly. She didn’t reminisce about her lost youth or dream about all the things she had never done. The final moment of her life was not particularly different from any of the moments that proceeded it; she just kept on living right up until she didn’t. It was different, but not sad.”

Applause, Ms Weaver, applause.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Geek, Nature, Philosophy, Writing

 

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A better way to eat.

The majority of human existence has been to find a simpler or better way to make things to make us happy.  Food is no exception to this at all.  From poppy seeds to cheese and back around to garum and worchestershire sauce, using the plants and animals we cultivate in a variety of interesting and flavorful ways is always interesting.

This article from io9 discusses a bit regarding this.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Anthropology, Gjale, Goofballery, Nature

 

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