Nikola Tesla = wants to stand proudly next to his maker,
Timothy Leary = wants to dethrone God by becoming him (become an evolutionary agent, be the programmer of his own mind and the universe, become immortal).
What do you think?
I have been reading a tiny bit about psychotherapy lately, because I picked up a book call "The Essential Phychotherapies - Theory and practice by the masters" at a garage sale. So far I have read the first two essays - one was by Freud, and the other was by Reik. The essay by Reik is called "Free Floating Attention". He talks...
It's kind of amazing how we can transfer energy to power something. Think of all the people dancing or in spinning class wasting all that energy. Don't you think America would be thinner if they had to ride a bike in order to watch their television?
We have an urge to build. Nature is treated as a side-order, becoming an attraction and a marketing tool. At one point we came from nature, now we package and sell what is left of it in holiday safari trips. Why do we disregard nature as a habitat for humans and immediately build? Why should nature be reduced to symbolism, poetics and abstraction...
R. Buckminister Fuller
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
The important concept mention in the Manual which we pay no attention to is 'synergy.' Coined by Fuller, synergy means we can not understand the whole by understanding it's parts.
Earth came with lots of room for error to allow for her ignorant inhabitants to evolve. As we've...