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Monday, January 12, 2009

Tao Teh Ching

"This web site is a tool for the study of how different English language translators rendered the ancient Chinese text of the Tau Teh Ching."

Of equal if not greater interest is the discussion this site sparked on Metafilter.com

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hipster Poem

They run into eachother in the grocery store
by the cauliflowers
they just saw eachother down the street
She says hi, he says hi again
She asks him are you really tired?
He says why? do I look like I'm tired?
You look either really tired or just sad
Yea, he thinks:
It's january, and it's cold and I'm lonely
...but not for long
She has already walked the length of the brocolli aisle.

Monday, January 05, 2009

You and Your Research

Interesting article:

"There's another trait on the side which I want to talk about; that trait is ambiguity. It took me a while to discover its importance. Most people like to believe something is or is not true. Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance."

What has this got to do with Zen? Perhaps nothing.

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