Maybe only next to space. This article talks about how we define time and how man made it is
In other news, we should be having elections in another 8 days. And one of the candidates seems to have gotten afoul with some religious groups. I hear he said, there is a colonial ideology in Kenya that elevated Christianity above all other religions. My government will end that. Kenya is a secular society and we will respect all regions.
To any reasonable individual, this statement is non controversial. But not to our Christ cultists. They read it as Raila is against Christianity and wants to end it.
And lastly, I generally don’t listen to podcasts but I found one that I like. It’s called Cautionary Tales by Tim Harford. He has some very interesting episodes, some remind me of seconds from disaster that is on NatGeo.
I know I haven’t reported on by cycling for ages. I have been trying to ride 100 miles in under 5 hrs and managed this yesterday during my 183km ride.
Have a pleasant Sunday everyone.
Border abolitionists. And I agree with the argument as put down by Achille Mbembe that if we want to conclude the work of decolonisation, we have to bring down colonial boundaries in our continent and turn Africa into a vast space of circulation for itself, for its descendants and for everyone who wants to tie his or her fate with our continent.
Quite interesting. The church will sacrifice a goat to cleanse their place of worship. Reminds me of the religious man who seeks out the witch doctor to help with a problem his pastor has been unable to solve. Or in short, the contradictions and paradoxes that exist between belief and practice.
In one place, he writes that an idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea.
In the same dialogue he writes that the security of society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members.
Man, he says, is least himself when he talks in his person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
And what, you may ask, is truth? To this, his answer is in matters religion, it is simply the opinion that has survived. In matters of science, it is the ultimate sensation. In matters of art, it is one’s last mood.
He says there is much to be said in favour of journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
And in what has become too important in our days, he says of art; art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever changing.
I will stop here for now and go back to my reading.
Have a beautiful week everyone and Pink.
Today I got a notification I have been flying with wordpress for 10 years now. To celebrate, I will share links and a question.
First, the question. On the abortion debate, is it possible to make an argument for personhood and when it begins without making a religious argument? What is life, when does it start?
On links, the first one is on history. The post is quite long but is worth a read. The comments are also quite good.
The last link is from WEIT on god and mathematics and maybe Neil will have something to say as he is this site’s to go mathematician.
Tell us your thoughts.
wrote Mrs. Ernestine L Rose
to say god made man in his image. Man, in all ages, made god in his image. and we find that just in accordance with his civilization, his knowledge, his experience, his taste, his refinement, his sense of right, of justice, of freedom, and humanity,—so has he made his God. But whether coarse or refined ; cruel and vindictive, or kind and generous; an implacable tyrant, or a gentle and loving father ;—it still was the emanation of his own mind —the picture of himselfA Defense of Atheism by E. L Rose
This video asks the question what is woman and some of the answers are outta this world. At some point one is almost confused. But as Pink advised, in conversation I will just refer to people as you and not ask about sex given some people no longer have it and others have it frequently.