The difference between science and philosophy is that the scientist learns more and more about less and less until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything. — Dorion Sagan on science and philosophy (via explore-blog)
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When Bobos Became Downright Oppressive -
Sharon Zukin critics to Jane Jacobs
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
“… unrefined, menacing to some, and occasionally violent, but full of the raw energy of day-to-day human existence.”
Fascinating anatomy of European street life in 1900:
Great reading for any one who is interesting in learning about cities and what make they the way they are.
Why "Useless" Skills Like Juggling Are Still Worth Learning -
It’s easy to assume that skills like juggling are silly or impractical. However, some studies have shown that juggling actually improves concentration, dexterity, and even helps relieve stress.
Learn something, anything.
Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
- Joseph Campbell — via Swiss Miss
What Have You Made Yourself? -
A teacher asks her students to name the last thing they have made themselves to get them thinking about design.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work” - Gustav Flaubert