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Supersymmetry
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by David Walton (Goodreads Author)
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""Certain?
There's nothing certain in life, not any of it.
But why agonize over something you can't change?
If you popped into being five minutes ago, or fifteen years ago, or have always existed, it doesn't change the *now*.
You're here.
You're real.
Embrace the person you were, and make sure you have reason to like the person you're becoming.
The past you can't change.
The future is what matters.""
Dec 10, 2015 11:21AM

 
Rewriting the Rul...
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"...An inherently flawed system?
"In his influential 2013 book, 'Capital In the 21st Century,' French economist Thomas Piketty argues that the return to capital is greater than the growth rate of the overall economy — and that wealth grows faster than income as a result.
This means that increasing inequality is the *inevitable* consequence of capitalism's historical evolution.""
Nov 17, 2015 09:56AM

 
Existence
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"PROFESSOR NOOZONE: 'Look true, them may come in many types!
Some may be like supersocialist hive-dwellers, or solipsistic self-worshipping Ayndroids, or shi-shi foo-foo babylon-capitalists, or mistik-obeah wizards... or even hyper-elightened rastabeings, living inna smoke ring of sacred, loving yum-aromas, Diversity is grand, an' who tell dere isms an' skisms?'"
Oct 24, 2015 08:00PM

 
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This book CLEARLY and DIRECTLY addresses the greatest problems of our time, the rapidly increasing political and economic inequities even in our most advanced societies.
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So, what was the relation between the beautiful woman that has opened an art gallery in Vigàta, the mysterious break-in into an old shed in an abandoned field, and the young wife of an old, wealthy shopkeeper who reports having been robbed of that da ...more
William Boyle is on page 180 of 290 of Supersymmetry: "Certain?
There's nothing certain in life, not any of it.
But why agonize over something you can't change?
If you popped into being five minutes ago, or fifteen years ago, or have always existed, it doesn't change the *now*.
You're here.
You're real.
Embrace the person you were, and make sure you have reason to like the person you're becoming.
The past you can't change.
The future is what matters."
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H.L. Mencken
“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.”
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“I've seen marvelous things, Sunday. I've looked back from the edge of the system and seen this planet, this Earth, reduced to a tiny dot of pale blue. I know what that feels like. To think that dot is where we came from, where we evolved out of the chaos and the dirt. And I know what it feels like to imagine going further. To hold that incredible, dangerous thought in my mind, if only for an instant. To think: what if I don't go home? What if I just keep traveling? Watching that pale-blue dot fall ever further away, until the darkness swallowed it and there was no turning back. Until Earth was just a blue memory.”
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George Orwell
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
George Orwell, 1984

Alastair Reynolds
“Consider all the inanimate matter in the universe, all the dumb atoms, all the mindless molecules, all the oblivious dust grains and pebbles and rocks and iceballs and worlds and stars, all the unthinking galaxies and superclusters, wheeling through the oblivious time-haunted megaparsecs of the cosmic supervoid.
In all that immensity, she had somehow contrived to BE a human being, a microscopically tiny, cosmically insignificant bundle of information-processing systems, wired to a mind more structurally complex than the Milky Way itself, maybe even more complex than the rest of the *whole damned universe*!”
Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth

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“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”
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