The Art of Tetman Callis

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April 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“The noblest question in the world is What Good may I do in it?” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1737 (emphasis in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Benjamin Franklin · Economics · Lit & Crit · Other Stuff · Politics & Law · The American Constitution · The Ancients · Verandah

March 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“He took home many women, and one day he found that he had en noua. He knew that was a bad disease, because it stays in the blood and eats the nose from inside. ‘A man loses his nose only long after he has already lost his head.’ He asked a doctor for medicine. The […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Paul Bowles

March 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“Then it happened. The lighted end of a cigarette touched me in the fleshy part of my upper left arm. That was all. It just felt like a sudden burn and nothing worse. The burned part did not seem to be any larger in area than that part which could be burned by the lighted […]

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February 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“Now and then we were bitten and stung by the venomous fire ants, and ticks crawled upon us. Once we were assailed by more serious foes, in the shape of a nest of marabunta wasps, not the biggest kind, but about the size of our hornets. We were at the time passing through dense jungle, […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Theodore Rooosevelt

January 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” – David Foster Wallace, “Forever Overhead” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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October 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The thing, the fact, is; and it is merely because it is. It is—that is the essential point for sense-knowledge, and that bare fact of being, that simple immediacy, constitutes its truth.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit (trans. J. B. Baillie) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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August 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“ ‘Natural’ death, almost by definition, means something slow, smelly and painful.” – George Orwell, “How the Poor Die” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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June 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“Bad behavior heralds ruin.” – Jac Jemc, The Grip of It Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Other Stuff · Politics & Law · Verandah

May 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“The political, ethical, social, philosophical problem of our days is not to try to liberate the individual from the state, and from the state’s institutions, but to liberate us both from the state and from the type of individualization which is linked to the state. We have to promote new forms of subjectivity through the […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The advance of bio-power is contemporary with the appearance and proliferation of the very categories of anomalies—the delinquent, the pervert, and so on—that technologies of power and knowledge were supposedly designed to eliminate. The spread of normalization operates through the creation of abnormalities which it then must treat and reform. By identifying the anomalies scientifically, […]

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Tags: Economics · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“In disciplinary technology, the internal organization of space depends on the principle of elementary partitioning into regular units. This space is based on a principle of presences and absences. In such a simple coding, each slot in the grid is assigned a value. These slots facilitate the application of discipline to the body. . . […]

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Tags: Economics · Jean Piaget · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

December 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“Scientific knowledge as nonbelief is truly the last refuge of belief.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“People are somewhat gorgeous collections of chemical fires, aren’t they? Cells and organs burn and smolder, each one, and hot electricity flows and creates storms of further currents, magnetisms and species of gravity—we are towers of kinds of fires, down to the tiniest constituents of ourselves, whatever those are, those things burn like stars in […]

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Tags: Harold Brodkey · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

October 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“We need narrative not because it is a valid epistemological description of the world but because of its cognitive role. It’s how we make sense of things. An inability to render life experiences into a coherent narrative is characteristic of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Text that fails to deliver narrative coherence, for example in […]

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October 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“We have more moral, political, and historical wisdom than we know how to reduce into practice; we have more scientific and economical knowledge than can be accommodated to the just distribution of the produce which it multiplies. The poetry in these systems of thought is concealed by the accumulation of facts and calculating processes. There […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Percy Bysshe Shelley · Politics & Law

September 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“Nature builds permeable membranes, but only man is vain enough to build a wall.” – William Irwin Thompson, Evil and World Order Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law · William Irwin Thompson

September 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Ants steal other ants’ babies and make them into slaves. A fact.” – Noy Holland, “King for a Day” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 8th, 2019 · No Comments

“When we build a cyclotron to search for elementary particles, we do not observe elementary particles; we observe what happens when we try to search for elementary particles.” – William Irwin Thompson, Passages About Earth Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 7th, 2019 · No Comments

“Scientists now work as stonemasons did once on cathedrals. They put the stones next to one another with great attention to detail and the work of the fellow next to them, but they have no sense of the architectonics of the whole. And sometimes they do not even have a sense of the purpose of […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Werner Heisenberg · William Irwin Thompson

Me Tarzan, you Jane

July 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“Plop a baby human into a group of chimps and ask them to raise him, Tarzan style, and the human as an adult will know how to run around the forest, climb trees, find food, and masturbate. That’s who each of us actually is.” – Tim Urban, “Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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It’s that simple

July 14th, 2019 · No Comments

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.” – Professor Moran Cerf (quoted by Tim Urban in “Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future”) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Pushme-Pullyu

June 20th, 2019 · No Comments

“Logic is the morality of thought just as morality is the logic of action.” – Jean Piaget, The Moral Judgment of the Child (trans. Marjorie Gabain) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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There’s two types of harness

June 19th, 2019 · No Comments

“Society is the sum of social relations, and among these relations we can distinguish two extreme types: relations of constraint, whose characteristic is to impose upon the individual from outside a system of rules with obligatory content, and relations of cooperation whose characteristic is to create within people’s minds the consciousness of ideal norms at […]

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Tags: Jean Piaget · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

How to make a democrat

June 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“The essence of democracy resides in its attitude towards law as a product of the collective will, and not as something emanating from a transcendent will or from the authority established by divine right. It is therefore the essence of democracy to replace the unilateral respect of authority by the mutual respect of autonomous wills. […]

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Results may vary

June 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Discipline, far from thwarting the growth and expansion of the individual, is the sole condition for the development of personality.” – Jean Piaget, The Moral Judgment of the Child (trans. Marjorie Gabain) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Daddy sky-god boss man

June 8th, 2019 · No Comments

“Social constraint—and by this we mean any social relation into which there enters an element of authority and which is not, like cooperation, the result of an interchange between equal individuals—has on the individual results that are analogous to those exercised by adult constraint on the mind of the child. The two phenomena, moreover, are […]

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Someone will have to pay

June 7th, 2019 · No Comments

“Every society consists primarily in a collection of beliefs and feelings forming a whole which must be defended. The kernel of these beliefs is the feeling of the sacred, the source of all morality and religion. Whatever offends against these powerful and well-defined feelings is crime, and all crime is sacrilege. A crime that breaks […]

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The shining

June 5th, 2019 · No Comments

“It happened late Friday night. That morning no one suspected anything. I sent my son to school, my husband went to the barber’s. I was preparing lunch when my husband came back. ‘There’s some sort of fire at the atomic station. They’re saying we are not to turn off the radio.’ This wasn’t any ordinary […]

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration · Other Stuff · Verandah

Say we’ll meet again

June 4th, 2019 · No Comments

“We have everything here—graves. Graves everywhere. The dump trucks are working, and the bulldozers. The houses are falling. The grave diggers are toiling away. They buried the school, the headquarters, the baths. It’s the same world, but the people are different. One thing I don’t know is, do people have souls? What kind? And how […]

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