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Do you have a conversation topic that doesn't seem to fit any of the other conversations? Here is where we discuss ANYTHING about Joseph Campbell, comparative mythology, and more!

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Post by Clemsy » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:20 pm

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Post by Clemsy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 am

Another one:

What if there's somebody else out there?
In 2009, when TED awarded me its TED prize and the opportunity to make a wish to change the world - -a wish they would help me fulfil l -- I thought of a mirror. It is the mirror that we hold up to the planet in our scientific search for the answer to the ancient question, 'Are we alone?' It is the mirror in which all humans can see themselves as the same, when compared to the extraterrestrial other. It's the mirror that allows us to alter our daily perspectives and see ourselves in a more cosmic setting. It is the mirror that reminds us of our common origins in stardust.
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Post by Andreas » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:11 am

Very cool video Clemsy. I loved it when she said that SETI is the archaeology of the future. Now that sounds poetic to me. ;)

Also thanks to everyone who brought us "the job" Very nice show. I can totally identify with some of the people there and I think it reminded me that I need to keep pushing.
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Post by Andreas » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:03 pm

Hmm well I found this and thought that I should upload it for whoever likes writing :D.

http://pdfcast.org/pdf/lovecraft

That is the only site I found for PDF uploads so I am not sure if it is ok.
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Post by Persephonespring » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:33 pm

It's the end of April, yet it snows regularly here. The mountains are covered and it leads to having water during the hot, dry summers.

Hello. This is my first post here. I'm doing a lot of reading and don't feel a need to comment yet.
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Post by pmorkan » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:17 am

With the triune days of Beltaine just an hour away, I thought a little levity would be good to ring in this ancient rite and holiday. The following quote is from the diary of Reverend Francis Kilvert, dated 30 April 1870:

'This evening being May Eve I ought to have put some birch and wittan (mountain ash) over the door to help keep out the "old witch." But I was too lazy to go out and get it. Let us hope the old witch will not come in during the night. The young witches are welcome.'

A happy Beltaine to all JCF associates. :D

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Post by Cindy B. » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:30 am

:lol:

The same to you, pmorkan. And it seems that Rev. Kilvert was a man ahead of his time...

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Post by nandu » Sat May 01, 2010 5:15 am

Interesting, how myth pervades even the underworld of Mexico.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/ ... rieto-text

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Post by Clemsy » Sun May 02, 2010 12:48 pm

Clemsy strikes back! Local paper publishes his rant.

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Post by Cindy B. » Sun May 02, 2010 2:15 pm

Kudos, Clemsy!
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Post by Clemsy » Wed May 19, 2010 8:16 pm

JJ, here it is. Make sure you aren't drinking anything at your computer while watching.

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Post by jonsjourney » Thu May 20, 2010 10:24 am

OH...that was funny! Thanks, Clemsy. :lol:
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Post by nandu » Sat May 22, 2010 1:43 pm

Just for the record:

I started reading Nietzsche seriously today.

The earlier controversy on Orson Scott Card started me off on reading his novels... a very enjoyable enterprise. Ender's Game is really unbelievable.

This forum is expanding my intellectual horizon... especially the quarrels :wink: .

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Post by Clemsy » Sat May 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Absolutely, Nandu. I know so much more about Post-modernism than I did before. :lol:
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Post by romansh » Sat May 22, 2010 4:45 pm

nandu wrote:This forum is expanding my intellectual horizon... especially the quarrels :wink: .

Nandu.
Can I start a quarrel with you Nandu ... in order to expand your intellectual horizon of course.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
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