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  • yigit shared from "What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman
    For instance, the scientific article may say, “The radioactive phosphorus content of the cerebrum of the rat decreases to one-half in a period of two weeks.” Now what does that mean? It means that phosphorus that is in the brain of a rat—and also in mine, and yours—is not the same phosphorus as it was two weeks ago. It means the atoms that are in the brain are being replaced: the ones that were there before have gone away. So what is this mind of ours: what are these atoms with consciousness? Last week’s potatoes! They now can remember what was going on in my mind a year ago—a mind...
  • yigit shared from Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
(Hyperborea)
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