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Posted 11/10/06 - 12:40 AM:
Subject: things to do when you're bored
watch a woman get dressed:

http://fcmx.net/vec/get.swf?i=003702
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Posted 11/10/06 - 12:46 AM:

that was awsome.
art in motion. you get tot see it get done. the art of art.
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Posted 11/10/06 - 2:19 AM:

My first reaction was ups, ups what is that but now while I have seen the full pic; it was a very good peace of art. By the way, was it your peace?
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Posted 11/10/06 - 12:33 PM:

Art at it's best. Where did you get this, Lib? Is it your's.
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Posted 11/10/06 - 1:02 PM:

That is awsome! laughing
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Posted 11/10/06 - 1:10 PM:

my sister passed the link on to me, it was sent to her by a friend. artist is unknown (alas).

lib

p.s. wow, quest, i love your new avatar.
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Posted 11/10/06 - 3:47 PM:

hedgehog in the fog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wOvaq8RqQA

hedgehog in the fog (with english subtitles):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkdklcGbojc
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Posted 11/14/06 - 11:19 PM:

That's beautiful. I love art. That artist was so swift. I gave up drawing long ago because it took me forever to complete a piece. Couldn't get my imagination down fast enough, though I tried.

Thanks for the link.
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Posted 12/14/06 - 11:16 PM:

the movie soundtrack to pan's labyrinth:

www.panslabyrinth.com/cgi-b...iew.cgi?1166155686930+0pan
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Posted 12/15/06 - 7:50 AM:

Folks,

I wasn't bored, but it was an awesome piece of artwork; worth watching.

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Posted 01/09/07 - 10:44 PM:

gallery of fluid motion:

http://scitation.aip.org/phf/gallery/2003-lorenz.jsp
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Posted 01/18/07 - 4:39 PM:

rainforest photo gallery:

www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co...ures/rainforest/intro.html
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Posted 01/27/07 - 4:44 PM:

walking and a talking':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHf5HFDk10

quick theory of the Universe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFiBXb9Re4M

I happen to believe those very same multiple "universes" and "physics" he mentions can and are occuring in our very own space-time - right before your eyes, and inside them too.
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Posted 01/27/07 - 4:52 PM:

More from this guy - I'm fxcking loving it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkDfyLSz0GE

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Posted 01/28/07 - 8:52 PM:

i dug those first 2 links from pfunk1 but he was losing me there on that last one. throughout history, science has, over and over, made new discoveries that radically changed the way people perceived the universe, discoveries which also discredited previous theories. in my opinion, if you live your entire life denying the existence of anything for which there is no evidence, you're missing out on a tremendous potential for discovery.

i believe there are some things in life that cannot be explained. things that will never be explained, ever. when all the mystery is gone from the universe, life as we know it will mean absolutely nothing. game over.

on a related note, i grew up with someone - an atheist - who had this attitude that if you couldn't prove something, it didn't exist; it never happened. this attitude was his defense for lies he had covered up, and ways that he consciously wronged people, but as far as he was concerned, they never happened because no one could prove it. there was no god, as far as he was concerned, so no one could hold him accountable, so he thought.

i liked when pfunk1 said, in that first link, "love is stronger than your will to survive. faith is just as strong. if you wake up in the morning with faith, your day is going smooth, no matter what your faith is in. you wake up, knowing everything is going to be okay; it will be."

as a pantheist, i believe that god manifests by means of natural laws of the universe, and these laws create accountability. but there's more to life than causality. there are acausal elements; spontaneous, random, chaotic elements which will never be explained (or duplicated) by science. and to me it's important to have faith in these elements, faith in the unknown. if nothing else, it's just downright practical. but what else are you going to call that mysterious aspect of existence? it's all part of the same package, it all comes from the same source. i can't separate it out. it's all god to me.




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Posted 01/28/07 - 9:52 PM:

I think he contradicted himself a time or two, like when he said he doesn't believe in anything unless it can be scientifically proven, but then give his own theory of the universe involving multiple universes and physics in many space-times, some of which we physically can never witness. He also claimed a belief in the eternal laws of physics, while I tend to see the laws of physics themselves as limited and susceptible to change as a mammaliam life.

What I liked most, though, is the natural and spontaneous way he had about expressing his ideas, and that he was very positive throughout. He is a prime example of the kind of atheist the American public should see more of. Too often atheism is seen as hate-filled, science-driven, uncharismatic types holding onto the latest scientific theories, when really it can be just as spiritually liberating and morally reinforcing in response to an immoral and stifling Church as Christianity is seen in response to sin. What he spoke was a real-life atheism, a practical atheism, in that it wasn't perfect or specifically plotted and written out in essay-format, but is natural and human in both its contradictions and limitations, and is a voice from the streets, where real life is led. We need more of this.

i liked when pfunk1 said, in that first link, "love is stronger than your will to survive. faith is just as strong. if you wake up in the morning with faith, your day is going smooth, no matter what your faith is in. you wake up, knowing everything is going to be okay; it will be."


Exactly. That is by far the best part of his message. Not exactly new or ground-breaking, but again, needing to be spread.

as a pantheist, i believe that god manifests by means of natural laws of the universe, and these laws create accountability. but there's more to life than causality. there are acausal elements; spontaneous, random, chaotic elements which will never be explained (or duplicated) by science. and to me it's important to have faith in these elements, faith in the unknown. if nothing else, it's just downright practical. but what else are you going to call that mysterious aspect of existence? it's all part of the same package, it all comes from the same source. i can't separate it out. it's all god to me.


For me I can't separate the word God from the monotheism of the big 3 popular religions. And once you're comfortable that there isn't the conscious and personal clowd-dweller then why not drop the word altogether? Part of it may just be an irrational stigma attached, but I really see no reason to lump all the natural aspects of the world into one umbrella called god (lower-case G or no.) This seems to suggest that all elements of the world are coming from the same source, and hence have the same goals and ends in mind. That is all has some direction. This seems to me to discount a lot of the inherent chaos and conflict in the world. That there are many aspects at severe odds, right down to one surviving and one not; and if there is this all-too-elemental subject then I fail to see why they should both be grouped under the word god - is the god at odds or at conflict with itself? Doesn't make sense to me. Is the universe at odds and at conflict with itself? That makes sense to me.
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Posted 01/28/07 - 10:24 PM:

b.mellow wrote:
This seems to suggest that all elements of the world are coming from the same source, and hence have the same goals and ends in mind. That is all has some direction. This seems to me to discount a lot of the inherent chaos and conflict in the world. That there are many aspects at severe odds, right down to one surviving and one not; and if there is this all-too-elemental subject then I fail to see why they should both be grouped under the word god - is the god at odds or at conflict with itself? Doesn't make sense to me. Is the universe at odds and at conflict with itself? That makes sense to me.

we've had some discussions about this in the atheism threads. it's been argued that atheism and pantheism are the same thing, except that pantheism associates divinity with the universe whereas atheism does not. i think there's more to it than that. so far as i know, atheists don't pray; i do. i express my gratitude to the universe for my existence and i believe that my prayers make a difference in the world.

i do believe there are guiding forces at work, even though some of them at times appear to be at odds with each other. to me it's no more unnatural than a wave crashing against a rock. it's no more strange to me than a leaf and a fruit that come from the same tree and look nothing alike. things have different roles, and we don't always understand their connections. things which are in conflict often serve each other quite well. alan watts talks about this at length in his book "the two hands of god: the myths of polarity".

anyway, i'm not a fan of religious dogma myself, and the idea of a god that is separate from its creation does not resonate with me. but i do believe in a creative source which is manifest in all things. i generally refer to it as "the universe" but in doing so it means more to me than the word typically connotes. it's more than the sum of its parts, just like the limbs and organs that make up a human body are not all it takes for someone to be alive. there's a certain cohesion and flow that is vital and necessary, and that cohesion can be thought of as god.
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Posted 01/30/07 - 1:13 AM:

Well put.


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Posted 03/10/07 - 11:18 AM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
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Posted 03/12/07 - 9:01 PM:



that is the darndest thing, if it's for real.
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Posted 03/12/07 - 9:37 PM:

some cool short stories by bruce holland rogers:

Periwinkles

Don Ysidro

The Djinn Who Lives Between Night and Day

Word Problem

Edited by libertygrl on 03/13/07 - 7:33 PM
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--lolcats
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Posted 06/20/07 - 10:31 PM:

Onion News: Single Bee Sends Gathering Of Humans Into Helpless Panic

www.theonion.com/content/ne...gle_bee_sends_gathering_of
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Posted 06/23/07 - 1:21 AM:

I recommend stumbleupon! ( http://www.stumbleupon.com )

First off, folks- it ain't spyware. I know the concept seems iffy at first, but once you warm up to the little doohicky you begin to wonder how you've passed the time without it before.

Basically, stumbleupon is like a "channel surfer" for the internet, only really complex. It uses a vote system to help you decide what you like or dislike, as well as a wide array of "topics" for you to "stumble" under, including "bizzare/oddities"(my favorite), any number of religions, regional websites, programming and science websites, etc.- it even have over 40 "hobby" channels, which is frickin ridiculous if you ask me.

If you're still suspicious, well- it has over two and a half million users, and was Computer Magazine's something-or-other of the year last year, if I recall correctly. I cannot recommend it enough- in fact, it was what led me to the site that led me to a site that led me to a site that THEN led me to this site.

So uh, try it out peace

Edited by Zinkovich on 06/23/07 - 1:28 AM
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Posted 08/01/07 - 4:18 PM:

spectacular macro photography:

http://lordv.smugmug.com/
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