November 30, 2006

Memory

"Darwin is most probably right from his own point of view, i.e., in the sense that in the notorious 'nature of man' we cannot find a single feature not seen first in some species of animal, and that for this reason, we have absolutely no grounds for designating man as some kind of unique creature, or, in other words, for placing him in a special 'kingdom'."

Plekhanov

However across different species some features more than others are more disproportionately augmented. In humans memory is one such feature that has been historically developed along with the prefection of auxiliary means that social humans have worked out in the process of their cultural life. As Vygotsky point out, human memory is perfected in as much as systems of writing - systems of signs and their usage. Vygotsky and his marxist contemporaries i.e. Plekhanov were keen to point out that the development of human memory became subject to external forces with the development of writing, and thus driven by changes in human culture. This drive is realized as a reason for the distinction between thel memory in primitve and modern humans. The distinction being the natural eidetic memroy of primitive humans as compared to the mnemonic memory of modern humans. As though the development of writing freed huamn memory from the perceptual load of the environment in primitive cultures, thereby affording modern humans the capability to more readily utilize symbols in manipulating and abstraction of ideas.

November 20, 2006

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin

October 30, 2006

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

October 25, 2006

Follow your dreams

If you really want something in life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Homer Simpson

October 20, 2006

Amen

October 19, 2006

What men want according to Nietzsche

The true man wants two things: danger and play.
For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

October 18, 2006

Thats Relativity

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

Albert Einstein

Mr. Turner put your CNN where the sun don't shine!

There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.

Mark Twain

October 11, 2006

Pathocracy: DISEASE

"The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist."
Erich Fromm

October 10, 2006

Impermanence

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