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Facts + Identity = Mess

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Eco, Education, Ideas, Politics, Popular, Sci/Nat, Spectacle, Teach, US |

[cf. Ajahn Sumedho’s book, Don’t Take Your Life Personally] RELATED TO BEYOND BELIEF by Pier Marton – “Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding helps us understand why my colleagues and I have found that factual and scientific evidence is often ineffective at reducing misperceptions and can even backfire on issues like weapons of mass destruction, health care reform and vaccines. WITH SCIENCE AS WITH POLITICS, IDENTITY OFTEN TRUMPS THE FACTS.” […]

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Banksy’s October New York Guerilla Fiesta

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Afri, Art, Asia, Care, Death, Education, Food, Galleries, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Media, Mystery, NON, Objects, Peace, Poet, Politics, Racism, Sights, Spectacle, Teach, Text, Time, US, World, Youth |

At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it. Make sure you check out The Sirens of the Lambs. & a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of the page – BETTER OUT THAN IN – October 2013 – An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York – All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne – Consists of Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).[…]

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Michel Vaujour: Maître Zen Pour Survivre (Zen Master To Survive)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Books, Care, Death, Doc, France, Human Rights, Mystery, NON, Teach |

& Maitre du Hold-Up/Evasion Master – On mesure la richesse de l’homme à ce dont ‘il peut se passer/One measures the richness of a human being through what he/she can live without – TO SURVIVE after having spent 27 years in jail, 17 of them in solitary confinement, with the light never off in a cell, and five evasions, one through a woman’s assistance piloting a helicopter out of Paris’ Santé prison, and to re-learn to walk after a bullet in the head – 27 ans en Prison (17 en QHS)…

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