Monthly Archives: March 2016

Commuting, aka the eternal drag [Chronicles of Dis/Infection, Mar2016]

  For many people, commuting is the worst part of the day, and policies that can make commuting shorter and more convenient would be a straightforward way to reduce minor but widespread suffering. –  Nassim Nicholas Taleb OR Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading

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A Chiliad Ethnomethodologies [Chronicles of Dis/Infection, Mar2016]

Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse. The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite; you can do anything and call it anthropology. – Clifford Geertz The purpose of anthropology is to … Continue reading

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Plected pulsing palms [Chronicles of Dis/Infection, Mar2016]

The first wealth is health. – Ralph Waldo Emerson A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.  – Hippocrates   At the … Continue reading

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Siphic’s Bi-Spartanism [chronicles of Dis/Infection, mar2016]

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. – Le Corbusier   My brother‘s crib is interesting, to say the very least, in a … Continue reading

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Veggie vexation [chronicles of Dis/Infection, mar2016]

It’s the 21st century. It’s healthier for us, better for the environment and certainly kinder to be a vegetarian. –Ingrid Newkirk One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to … Continue reading

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Problematic Pulchritude [Chronicles of Dis/Infection, Mar2016]

The 20th century has been marked by cynicism, selfishness, greed, and the desire to please, all without changing the status quo. In the 21st century, we must resurrect solidarity and compassion. – Oscar Arias   Well, this is the Sloterdjik … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Ambiguity [chronicles of Dis/Infection, mar2016]

– Adam Kirsch, p.18 (Rocket & Lightship) It must be severely doubted whether any one single contemporary theory, to the hapless lay person such as myself, can be more maddeningly ambiguous than Darwin‘s theory of evolution. It concocts in my … Continue reading

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