Tiny brains

January 26, 2014

“It is certain that there may be extraordinary activity with an extremely small absolute mass of nervous matter; thus the wonderfully diversified instincts, mental powers, and affections of ants are notorious, yet their cerebral ganglia are not so large as the quarter of a small pin’s head. Under this point of view, the brain of an ant is one of the most marvellous atoms of matter in the world, perhaps more so than the brain of man.”

Charles Darwin, 1871 AntBrain
[The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex]

You know what they say…

August 24, 2013

Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it.
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true.
You’ll see it’s all a show,
Keep ’em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

Beware, little squirrel

June 18, 2012

Beware, little squirrel:  to become enlightened you ought to give up your squirrel nature. Stay squirrel, with your squirrel-ness, little squirrel, keep your squirrel grace and nature.

Zizek on Love

March 24, 2012

What is love? Love is not idealization. Every true lover knows it. If you really love, a woman or a man, you don’t idealize him or her. Love means that you accept a person with all its failures, stupidities, ugly points, and, nonetheless, the person is absolute for you, everything that makes life worth living, but you see perfection in imperfection itself. And that is how we should learn to love the world.

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