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Old 07-04-2010, 08:13 AM   #166
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.....If now in this connection of discourse, we should venture on laying down the first obvious rules of life, I will not here repeat the first rule of economy, already propounded once and again, that every man shall maintain himself,--but I will say, get health. No labor, pains, temperance, poverty, nor exercise, that can gain it, must be grudged. For sickness is a cannibal which eats up all the life and youth it can lay hold of, and absorbs its own sons and daughters. I figure it as a pale, wailing, distracted phantom, absolutely selfish, heedless of what is good and great, attentive to its sensations, losing its soul, and afflicting other souls with meanness and mopings, and with ministration to its voracity of trifles. Dr. Johnson said severely, "Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick."
..........— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 –1882), American philosopher, essayist, and poet. The Conduct of Life (1860), VI: "Considerations by the Way."
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #167
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.....If now in this connection of discourse, we should venture on laying down the first obvious rules of life, I will not here repeat the first rule of economy, already propounded once and again, that every man shall maintain himself,--but I will say, get health. No labor, pains, temperance, poverty, nor exercise, that can gain it, must be grudged. For sickness is a cannibal which eats up all the life and youth it can lay hold of, and absorbs its own sons and daughters. I figure it as a pale, wailing, distracted phantom, absolutely selfish, heedless of what is good and great, attentive to its sensations, losing its soul, and afflicting other souls with meanness and mopings, and with ministration to its voracity of trifles. Dr. Johnson said severely, "Every man is a rascal as soon as he is sick."
..........— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 –1882), American philosopher, essayist, and poet. The Conduct of Life (1860), VI: "Considerations by the Way."

Wait, is this about our new moderator PoohBear?? I'm soooo confused.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #168
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Wait, is this about our new moderator PoohBear?? I'm soooo confused.
Now just a minute - I totally deny that cannibal accusation!
[stomping off muttering to find a pithy cannibal quote!]
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #169
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:53 AM   #170
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:19 PM   #171
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:38 PM   #172
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #173
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:38 AM   #174
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #175
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I'm afraid I do that all the time!! Especially at work!

Wonderful quote!
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:36 AM   #180
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.....This means, in some sense, that what happens to us automatically affects things instantaneously in distant corners of the universe, since our wave functions were probably entangled at the beginning of time. In some sense there is a web of entanglement that connects distant corners of the universe, including us.
..........— Michio Kaku (1947 - ), American theoretical physicist specializing in string field theory. Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.
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