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Archive for March, 2009

Lord of the ants?

This morning I found the video on ants which I found very amusing. I am familiar with  biologist Edward Wilson’s popular book “Unity of Knowledge” which I had picked when I was in Washington DC during Christmas. I think his book is slightly misguided (which I could go on and on about but I would rather not). However, I like him and to Wilson,”reason” does seem to be the slave of passion.

Anyways, it was refreshing to see a nova documentary which I found accidentally on ants and life of Edward Wilson.  Here is the link to the video:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/tm/3509.html?site=26&pl=qt&rate=hi&ch=1

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I am told that “cause” is supposed to generate “effect”. You can guess the “cause” but it turns out that the residual effect of St Pat’s day is that I tend to sleep through the afternoon. As I wake up to what turns out to be a beautiful spring day I reminisce my days living in the midwest. Although I never went to see Chicago river dyed to green in St Paddy’s day, my experience usually is to wake up the next day to a frigid morning.  Somethings do change.

Now I will enjoy this beautiful day and later nurture the thought that needs further thinking.

A dyed chicago river

A dyed chicago river

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Vincent Van Gogh

The story of Vincent Van Gogh is fascinating to say the least. While I was looking at my tag surfer in the blog I found this video made by via MultiUniversus. Although, I have not seen it yet, it is in the list of “things to do” this week. I shall let you know my mind in full about this video soon.

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Fearless

This is one of my favorite Pink Floyd song from the album Meddle. While a lot of people (who did not listen pink floyd as religiously as I did ) may not have heard this song, I think this is one of their best work.  I definitely suggest paying attention to the lyrics. Here is a line from the lyrics:

“And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds ,I look down Hear the sound of the things you said today”

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Please dont worry! I am not preaching you chemistry or throwing polemics suggesting how science education sucks. Infact, I find chemistry the most dull of all physical sciences. 

I used to listen to this band called Simian and I had totally forgotten about it for a long time. Now suddenly, one song of this band has surfaced in my consciousness, and I was looking all over my computer to find their album. Unfortunately, it seems that I deleted it accidentally during summer. 

Chemistry is what we are cover

Chemistry is what we are cover

Update: I learnt from a friend that  this band are not together anymore.

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Between the desire, And the spasm
Between the potency, And the existence
Between the essence, And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is, Life is, For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

–T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” (1925)

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Echoes

Echoes

Pink Floyd's Meddle

Pink Floyd's Meddle

Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine.

And no-one called us to the land
And no-one knows the wheres or whys
But something stirs and something tries
And starts to climb towards the light

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can

And no-one calls us to move on
And no-one forces down our eyes
And no-one speaks and no-one tries
And no-one flies around the sun

Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes
inviting and inciting me to rise
And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning

And no-one sings me lullabies
And no-one makes me close my eyes
And so I throw the windows wide
And call to you across the sky

–Pink Floyd

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