The mad scientist

“They say, the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.” The Hives – “Try It Again”

No. That’s the definition of Popperian falsifiability.

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If I were a freelance creative professional

This would be my ad.*

You need someone to write a text for you – I’m your gal. You need someone to take a picture for you – I’m your gal. You need someone to record sound for you – I’m your gal. You need someone to do some graphic design thingy for you – I’m your gal. You need someone to get laid… I’m not your fucking gal!

* No, not really. But nice try.

Opening an “old”* book** from the days when I studied Journalism…

I come across the following statement, written on top of a crowded Post-it:

Mauro Wolf, the big bad wolf of journalism students.

 

* It wasn’t that loooong ago, but I somehow want to feel like it was.

** The book is Mauro Wolf’s “Teorias da Comunicação” which would translate as Communication Theories.

 

PS: yes, it’s kind of an inside joke.

Curiosity killed the cat. Now, I can haz it killed.

And you can too!

Do you feel so fixated on a subject that you’ll devour books and articles and video lectures just so that you’ll know a little more about it? Is that making you feel apart from the rest of human kind, blissfully submerged in their indifference to intellectual curiosity? Suffer no more! Go to the nearest college and apply for an academic degree on that field. Once your curiosity turns into obligation, minimum requirements and deadlines, you’ll be finally spared of those annoying urges to find answers to questions that have nothing to do with “who the hell is Ted’s wife after all?”.

How Julia stopped believing in God

In her solo show Letting go of God, Julia Sweeney tells us how the visit of two Mormon missionaries led her to the path that would eventually turn her into a non-believer. She tells her story with the freshness of a child, juggling expressions of amazement, shock and mockery that just draw you in. And she has the same kind of fresh and insatiable curiosity, untamed by age, that allowed her to drastically change her belief systems past the age of forty. (Wow, that’s courage; or one of those middle life crises…) On the other hand, she’s far from being naive and she tells this most insightful story that begins with the tales from the Bible and finishes with biology, Charles Darwin and synapses. Is that enough to hook you up?

So now, without further delay, let me present to you… Julia Sweeney! (Time to press that button)