September 28, 2007
For the Red Sox, All Our Bases Loaded Are Belong To Them. Bleh.
Future of a Past Moment
--I think I've posted some of these before, but I still dig these 1900s era French "Scenes from the Year 2000"
Science of the Moment
"Here is a list of things defined as rewarding: sweet taste in the mouth, orgasm, mild temperature, smiling child. And here is a list of nasty things: various sorts of pain, nausea, empty stomach, screaming child."
--Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene", describing some potential instructions from a set of genes to their 'survival machine' (followed by the advice of 'of so shun things that lead to the latter, and repeat things that lead to the former'.) I'm rereading the book for my UU Science and Spirituality group...I recognize the strident Dawkins more than I remember doing so on the first read through. I do appreciate the 'Japanese poetry' like construction of this snippet.