Archive for July, 2013
Cold-blooded, premeditated, state-sponsored killing. The Egyptian revolution is over, it seems, and it failed.
There must be some other principle at work in the universe to counter the drift towards entropy. Maybe we live in a universe which, through random events playing out over time according to natural law, is pre-programmed with a high likelihood of becoming conscious.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 23 July 2013.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of recent days.
Viewed purely in terms of dramatic potential, doesn’t Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s story contain far more human interest than the stories of his victims — who are, after all, only part of the story by tragic accident, rather than through choices they themselves made?
“When I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of…the features of an orangutan.”
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 15 July 2013.
The February 2011 revolutionaries found themselves in the unenviable position of having achieved a key demand — free and fair elections — which nevertheless set Egypt on a course that was in direct conflict with the rest of their demands — namely for an open, inclusive, and participatory society based on human dignity and social reform.
Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 09 July 2013.
Model women across the oceans and the ages.