The fourth theoretical condition of the crisis of the Newtonian paradigm derives from the advances of knowledge in the fields of microphysics, chemistry, and biology over the past twenty years. Let me cite, by way of example, the findings of Ilya Prigogine. His theory of dissipative structures and his principle of “order through fluctuations” established that, in open systems, that is,...
tombomp: at russell square tube station there’s lifts but there’s also a staircase and when you’re at the bottom it says like “there’s 180 [or so] stairs in this staircase!! don’t use except in an emergency!! no seriously!!” on a couple different signs with a big WARNING! text yet despite that when i was walking down it i came across 3 different groups of people who were all going “UGH WHEN DOES...
“The cybernetic alternative envisioned in ecosystem theory for its part is an ultimate ecology fetishism, most appropriate to its own cultural context of industrial and bureaucratic capitalism, whose project likewise consists in reducing both men and things to their functional specifications as elements of a self-determining productive process. FOOTNOTE: “In fact, in the production process of...
“The theoretical practice might be called “ecology fetishism.” Nothing cultural is what it seems; everything is mystified as a natural fact which has the ostensible virtue of being basic and exact although it is essentially abstract. Marriage becomes “an interchange of genetic materials,” as hunting is “an interchange of energy with the environment,” corn, beans, and squash are an “unbalanced...
Commonplaces: A Vision for England →
piercepenniless: Nigel Falange riding to Westminster in a sedan chair carried by the sweating, gurning, clueless shower of BBC journalists for whom he exerts such a fascination. He daintily extends a boot – British leather, of course – for Nick Robinson to lick. Across the country, moustachioed &…
at least our parents and grandparents didn't have...
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inbox: well son, it all started when your mother liked my selfie
Commonplaces: Police Logs: Some Questions →
piercepenniless: How do you know a cop is lying? His mouth moves. How else? * I started thinking about police logbooks during the recent trial of Alfie Meadows and Zak King. Now that trial is over, and the two defendants are finally acquitted and free, I thought I’d…
Commonplaces: ACAB →
piercepenniless: It is possible to have no antipathy to the police: if you grow up as white, relatively privileged, and away from sites of urban conflict, it is even possible to have little enough contact with them as to retain the image of the friendly local bobby as your primary image of police work. When…
i loved your hair when it was on my chest; we watched a movie when i brushed its black Saturn because you sweeter sung a yelp at the video-thing. treetop-tall, a pinball head i liked the things you said, i linked them all together in a ring I fell into the nebula. now love’s a sack of melons on my back, so fat no one can lift, so useless i loved your green voice squeaky ...
Love is a shadow. How you lie and cry after it.– Sylvia Plath
All the world must suffer a big jolt. There will be such a game that the ungodly...– Thomas Muntzer
a lot of teachers at LSE call me ‘William’. In class discussions sometimes students do it too: “I agree with William; however…”, “In response to William’s point…” doesn’t half give me the horn ‘William’ fucking hell drives me round the bend phwoar
Love letters and kindness may improve mental... →
agapinbeing: bbc.co.uk Can love letters to strangers be good for your mental health? http://flip.it/Vl89m
PILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo, Shovel them under and let me...– Carl Sandburg, ‘Grass’
tombomp: the proof that Queen are a fascist band is the lyrics to “one vision”: One man one goal one mission One heart one goal just one solution One flash of light yeah one god One Vision One flesh one bone One true religion One voice one hope One real decision So give me your hands Give me your hearts I’m ready There’s only one direction One world one nation Yeah One Vision ONe Nation...
found this in UCL Anth library yesterday, looks great http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Read_Donald_Duck
the what in the what now http://centerforthehumanities.org/james-gallery/events/The-Topos-of-the-Earth-Telescopic-and-Stereoscopic-Visions-of-the-Abyss-in-One
keep your clubs away from his young, it’s Seal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortense_Powdermaker what a name
http://youarelistening.to/ this is great
you’re always GOING ON about Benjamin Netanyahu let it go, Lynn you’re never gonna meet him
pop quiz you are A) a Bellend you are A) Bellend you are A Bellend you are a bellend
phrases I find funny: ‘why would you do that?’ ‘who DOES that?’ ‘is that even a THING?’ ‘who SAYS that?’ Just great phrases.
we quiver at the brink of full solutionism there is only one more solution to solve IT HAS LAIN GUARDED BY THE DWARVES OF ELNOCH FOR TEN SCORE MILLENIA