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    It has been said by many psychologists that dreams have direct symbols of our subconscious mind.

    It has been a long time since I have posted here at SC, but I had three very similar dreams and this is the only place I know I can get some sort of insight...

    Out of three dreams there was a single unifying element. A tree.



    In the first dream I climbed the tree. It was twisted and gnarled, but the bark was smooth where I grabbed it. Every few feet there was a shelf or pocket of branches where someone could lie down or curl up comfortably. But somethings already were.

    In each of these pockets was a skeleton of a human being. 7 to be exact. No more, no less.

    These human skeletons were not placed there. I knew inside that they had climbed up and died. How did they die? I didn’t know.

    It wasn’t frightening, just a little disconcerting.

    This is all I remember of the first dream.

    The second dream had me climbing the tree yet again. This time there was a single change: the skeletons.

    These seven skeletons were all different from each other. The first and lowest had not changed, but each one further up became more and more insectoid. Gaining wings, strange eyes, a proboscis and more.

    The seventh at the top of the tree had many insect-like qualities but still looked human somehow.

    The final dream had the skeletons changed almost completely.

    I began to walk toward the tree (as opposed to starting on it right away) and noticed that from far away this tree looked like a pine tree. Or at least the silhouette of one. (I forgot to mention that it starts as dusk in each dream).

    When I approach the trunk it is the same tree as before, but now there is a dead beetle of sorts leaned against it. This beetle is slightly taller than me.

    I begin to climb the tree..

    The first skeleton is purely human.
    The second had a pincer instead of a hand
    The third added a pincer on the other hand and it’s eyes had changed
    The fourth had these and a proboscis.
    The fifth had no hands at all and in addition to above: old tattered wings.
    The sixth seemed to have hunched it’s back, almost like a shell.
    The seventh was no longer recognizable as human. It seemed like a bizarre mix of butterfly and skeleton. It’s proboscis was like many colored glass.

    As I stared I realized that it was not in one of the shelves but instead standing on a branch.

    Its proboscis pecked at me like a bird’s beak and I fell to the ground.

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    I have a question that I have asked many other people...
    Do you believe that the human race can achieve peace on the entire planet?
    How do you come to reach your conclusion?
    And why do you believe it is so?
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    I found this artist and had to share. What metaphors spring up for you in his work? Does this show how we need to move with our environment or that it just doesn't work? Or is there a metaphor I'm not putting here?



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    ...rarely drink water. Instead, they have a highly water-efficient metabolism (their kidneys are at least four times more efficient at retaining water and excreting salt than those of humans) and manufacture water through a metabolic process called oxidative phosphorylation.

    One special feature of the kangaroo rat is the animal's efficient kidneys. The kangaroo rat has a longer loop of Henle in the nephrons which permit a greater magnitude of countercurrent multiplication and thus a larger medullary vertical osmotic gradient. As a result, these rodents can produce urine that is concentrated up to an osmolarity of almost 6,000 mosm/liter, which is five times more concentrated than maximally concentrated human urine at 1,200 mosm/liter. Because of this tremendous concentration ability, kangaroo rats never have to drink; the H2O produced metabolically within their cells during oxidation of foodstuff (food plus O2 yields CO2 + H2O + energy) is sufficient for their body. Kangaroo rats lose so little water that they can recover 90% of the loss by using metabolic water gaining the remaining 10% from the small amount of water in their diet. Kangaroo rats lose water mainly by evaporation during gas exchange and gain water mainly from cellular metabolism.

    -Wikipedia


    So if kangaroo rats can do this, would there be a way to create an artificial way of getting access to clean water this way? Or am I just being too hopeful?
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    August 22, 1916

    I have given orders to my death units to exterminate without mercy or pity men, women and children belonging to the Polish speaking race. It is only in this manner that we can acquire the vital territory which we need. After all, who remembers today the extermination of the Armenians?

    -Adolf Hitler


    If Hitler had succeeded in his attempts, would any of us remember, or care, about the deaths during the second world war?
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    This particular post doesn't have anything to do with philosophies or sciences, I just had a question for you all...

    If you are really stressed out, what do you do? Do lash out or calm down? Do you do anything at all?
    Thu, Jan 3, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: question, stress, calm, peace, help,
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    The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don't go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a s**t.


    -BANKSY
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    Categories: beliefs, Banksy, art, fame
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