Sunday, September 28, 2008

great quote about evolution

[87] "...Darwin's "laws" do not encapsulate the transformations of life in quite the same way that Newton's laws capture the motion of objects. They render evolution intelligible, but not predictable or reducible. That is, to understand the evolution of any single organism, the sparse outline provided by Darwin's model must be filled in with long passages of peculiarities-- details of the organism, its development, its mutations, its ecology, the events that befell its ancestors. Only then does the simple, universal model cast any light on any particular organism. And only when the laws serve to elucidate the organism does a study of the organism reveal the action and significance of the laws."

Aaron E. Hirsh (2004). Signs of Life. The Best American Science Writing 2004. By D. Sobel & J. Cohen (Eds.). HarperCollins Publishers. 79--88.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Google is so NICE!

Rivals Yahoo! and Google might be forming a partnership.

one of the reasons is so cute...

"Brin also said Google felt obligated to help Yahoo because its co-founders, Jerry Yang and David Filo, played an instrumental role in persuading Brin and his partner, Larry Page, to turn Google into a company 10 years ago."


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Flea Market Montgomery

Ad for an Alabama store. Perfect for people who want to shop somewhere that is just like a mini-mall.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Great Quote About Creating Art

"Media: Never ever consume it. Always create it. It's important to push out. Not take in. It's a matter of survival. There are two kinds of people in the world: artists and marks."
- Terrence McKenna

The Room

Entertaining animation.