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All day, and all of the night!
Don't try to sell me those stamps! There is no value printed on them!
When she returned to her bomb-struck house, my granny sighed: "Shhhit... I just cleaned the stairs"
I like Nature and it makes me sad to see Her disappear.
Hey! don't drink from that bottle! It contains a poisonous drink...costs 60 bucks...
I like the sciences and every kind of art, including non-western art which has much more meaning. It represents a world-view, just as the sciences do, so you can call the sciences an art. This is made clear by Paul Feyerabend in his little book "Wissenschaft als Kunst".
I like Paul Feyerabend. As another philosopher of the sciences once said:
I know no other person who has written one book ("Against Method") in three different editions with different content.
His most cited and most misinterpreted one-liner: "Anything goes".
People like Richard Dawkins have written many books, with many different covers. But with the same content (and gospel Truth), over and over again.
I'm particularly interested in physics, which strangely enough in the Netherlands is called "Natuurkunde"="knowledge of Nature", while everywhere else it's called something like it's called in English. But over here you can call it "fysica" too. Just so, mathematics is called "wiskunde"="knowledge of erasing". And just like "fysica" and "wiskunde" in Dutch there is the strange word "magnetron" which stands for "microwave oven".
I like every field. From the small(est) to the big(est). From classical to modern. I'm very interested in, even a fan, of the Rishon Model.
I think everybody should see this tear-jerking documentary. Or this one. Or this beautiful movie. Or this one.
Why so much tax money is spent on the biggest constructions to find the smallest?
If thou art worn and hard beset
By troubles that thou wouldst forget
If thou wouldst read a lesson that would keep
Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep
Go to the woods and hills
Can dim the sweet look
That Nature wears
I know that the western train should slow down instead of racing up, productivity shrink instead of inflating, energy be clean instead of smelly and portable instead of static, and products be renewable instead of disposable if we want Nature to survive. If we don't want birds to fall from the sky, seas to devour, superstorms to rage, sweet water to taste bitter, unworldly screaming to be heard from within, the last trees to burn.
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