Friday, May 18, 2012

Innovation Summit: Innovating at the Intersection of Ideas

Scott Anthony has the story
at The Atlantic
in Innovating at the Intersection of Ideas.

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Thirst for God : When Former Skinheads Convert to Judaism, You Know Something Big is Under Way for Religion in Europe

Dan Bilefsky at the New York Times reports on the
Changing Face in Poland [where] Skinhead Puts on Skullcap
"Hundreds of Poles, a majority of them raised as Catholics, are either converting to Judaism or discovering Jewish roots submerged for decades in the aftermath of World War II."
As written at PowerLine:
""There is something afoot in matters of faith -- in Germany as in France and other parts of the allegedly de-Christianized continent of Europe, according to Catholic and Protestant clergymen interviewed on a recent fact-finding tour. They spoke of an ever-growing 'thirst for God.'"
We think that this is a great thing as long as it means that men and women are taking their "spiritual" life more seriously.

This development should not be confused with many of the fundamentalist adherents of the world's organized religions, however, whose connection to true spirituality has often been subverted by political agendas and is no longer connected to any kind of a true God at all.

"True spirituality" is the genuine search for God. The organized or disorganized religious doctrines too often breed no more than brainwashed sects totally removed from any real spiritual life.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Life Backwards - Just an Idea

Via CaryGEE I got the following posting by e-mail and thought it to be so good that I left the plug for Skype on it. I know not from whence it cometh but it certainly has a bit of bizarre truth to it....

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/skype3beta.html

**I want to live my next life backwards:***

**You start out dead and get that out of the way.**

**Then you wake up in an old age home feeling better every day.**

**Then you get kicked out for being too healthy. Enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.**

**Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.**

**You work 40 years until you're too young to work.**

**You get ready for High School: drink alcohol, party, and you're generally promiscuous.**

**Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you have no responsibilities.**

**Then you become a baby, and then . . .**

**You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in spa-like conditions - central heating, room service on tap, and then...**

**You finish off as an orgasm.**

**I rest my case.***

Friday, April 08, 2005

'God and the Nature of Evolution

Evolution on a grand scale can be defined as the universe manifesting its evolving conception of itself. We also call this God.
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Friday, February 04, 2005

Mind to Matter

Ideas are invisible...until they materialize. - Andis Kaulins

The Truth

The all inclusive singularity of the universe from which everything originates is the truth of existence. - Andis Kaulins

Monday, November 22, 2004

Put Your Life Goals Down on Paper

Put Your Life Goals Down on Paper

Here's an interesting site where you can put into print what you want to do with your life. Studies show that putting goals down on paper greatly maximizes reaching those objectives. Go to 43 Things and try it out.

If you do everything right you will get two links, one to your own list of things and a link to the thing (goal) you have created.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Independent Scholars

Independent Scholars

The New York Sun has a nice article on independent scholars entitled

Oh,To Freely Pursue the Scholarly Life!

According to this article, the main advantage of being independent is independence of ideas,
the main disadvantage is financial.

So what is new?

Sunday, February 08, 2004

New Chemical Elements 113 and 115


Oliver Sacks has an article at the New York Times entitled Greetings From the Island of Stability where he writes:

"Last week the discovery of two new elements - 113 and 115 - was announced by a team of Russian and American scientists. There is something about such announcements that raises the spirits, thrills one, evokes thoughts of new lands being sighted, of new areas of nature revealed. "

The article goes on to discuss the new generation of elements which have been "discovered" in modern times.

In this regard, see my suggested revision of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements .

Monday, November 03, 2003

Ideas Don't Matter (?)


In Ideas Don't Matter there are

some disturbing "ideas" by John Link about "art".

He writes:

"Genuine innovation evolves slowly and painfully, without leaving footprints that measure up to commonly accepted standards, and therefore remains invisible to those who embrace the conventional wisdom. It exists to be seen, felt, and absorbed, not ruminated upon. It is tied to materials, not ideas, and looks retro to those who assume (wrongly) that ideas drove the avant-garde when it was still a living force in the evolution of ambitious ." Read the whole article here.

Gee, is that true?
Materials instead of ideas? (Read the quote again)

I don't buy it.

Conventional wisdom is materialistic.

Ideas are invisible...
until they materialize.

artblog.net ideas reality and fundamentalism


artblog.net
has the Motto "the chronicles of an artist in the world"
and has an October 21, 2003 post on "ideas".

The idea - hold on a minute - there
is
that an "idea" is static
while
"reality" is always in motion
and
that the cause of fundamentalism, for example,
is the
mistaking of one's own ideas for reality - all the time.

Hm.

It is seldom that I am STUNNED by an idea.
But that is the reality.

Sunday, October 26, 2003


The Idea Pundit is devoted to the world of ideas, preferably good ideas. There is an old saying that good ideas are a dime a dozen, which means that just having a good idea is not enough, you have to put the good idea into action. To put ideas into action, you have to have a PLAN of action.

A list of "The Top 10 Best Ideas For Setting Goals" by Hilton Johnson is found at Top Achievement.

The best thing about the list above is that it asks you to WRITE DOWN what you want to achieve.

Many years ago a study was done of an entering college class of about 600 students. Various tests were given, questionaires were answered, family histories were traced, individual motivation was studied, the background of the students was recorded, and so on.

In the course of the study, one of the researchers observed that three students were so certain of their objectives for the future that they had written them down. The had put their goals IN WRITING.

Thirty years later, when this same class was again studied, the researchers made a remarkable discovery. The three students who had written down their goals, who had known what to make of their lives and their ideas, who had put those ideas into practice, were making as much money together (just the three of them) as all of the other remaining 597 students put together.

This was quite remarkable.

Putting your ideas and goals to paper cements these aims in your mind as targets for the future.
You are then more apt to make decisions in your life which are geared to these targets.
The result - many of your ideas may more easily become reality.

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