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June 10, 2016 - Comments Off on Commonplace #0001

Commonplace #0001

It is one of the most remarkable things that in all of the biological sciences there is no clue as to the necessity of death. If you say we want to make perpetual motion, we have discovered enough laws as we studied physics to see that it is either absolutely impossible or else the laws are wrong. But there is nothing in biology yet found that indicates the inevitability of death. This suggests to me that it is not at all inevitable and that it is only a matter of time before the biologists discover what it is that is causing us the trouble and that this terrible universal disease or temporariness of the human’s body will be cured.

June 5, 2016 - Comments Off on Cathago Delenda Est

Cathago Delenda Est

"Carthage must be destroyed." A famous utterance by the Roman senator Cato the Elder as part of his speeches.