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The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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The role of images in creating cosplayers

The role of images in creating cosplayers “Because of the images that draw him into the story, he is liberated from the restraint usually placed on some of his instincts. He projects his personal desires onto the world, because these desires … Continue reading

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Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA [VIDEO]

Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA During the early 1980’s I lived and worked in Bethesda, Maryland, and I would make deliveries to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a daily basis. I remember a local news story … Continue reading

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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

“Julia Angwin talks about the many ways that the government, private businesses, and criminals can and do collect our private data. She argues that, due to the pervasiveness of the dragnet system we live in today, we are in danger of becoming a society that self-censors itself instead of demanding our rights. This event was hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.” Continue reading

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Abiogenic Oil — Is BP Drilling for a Renewable Resource?

“Oil and gas started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and were heated under layers of sediments in the Earths crust. Scientists have debated for years whether some of these hydrocarbons could have been created deeper in the mantle and formed without organic matter. Now for the first time, researchers have found that ethane and heavier hydrocarbons can be synthesized under conditions of the upper mantle…” Continue reading

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