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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Kalama SuttaThe Buddha
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thedailywhat:

Christmas Miracle of the Day: From The New York Times comes the heartwarming tale of a charming couple from Chelsea who mistakenly received hundreds of letters addressed to Santa and decided to try and fulfill them.

[h/t: inothernews.]

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One regret, dear world,
That I am determined not to have
When I am lying on my deathbed
Is that
I did not kiss you enough.
Hafiz of Shiraz (via thenewfilo)

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

ahmedsalman:

It is going to be a while before Jean Nouvel’s celebrated National Museum of Qatar blossoms in the desert. But in the meanwhile, an architecturally modest museum with a far more ambitious mission is ready to open its doors for the New Year. The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art aims to be a new pan-Arab center for culture and creativity, showcasing the work of modern artists from the region.

The Mathaf, pronounced MAT-haff and simply meaning “museum” in Arabic, is the third large museum project to be announced in Qatar in recent years. The expansive Museum of Islamic Art, which opened in 2008 in a building by I. M. Pei, is concerned with history – its collection dates from the 7th to the 19th centuries. Jean Nouvel’s desert rose will mostly be a Qatari exercise in national pride. The earliest pieces in the Mathaf’s collection, however, date to the 1840s. This is a museum primarily concerned with Arab modernity, considering through art some very complicated questions of identity, values and geography.

Continue reading the article at Metropolis.

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Modern art has been gradually gaining attention in the region, and Qatar has taken the lead in this space along with Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island which is forging ahead with the Louvre, Guggenheim and others.  All in all, there is strong revival in the arts and cultural arenas.  We’re moving towards a  post-mall-centric and shopping-lovers  reputation for the region to a region that values (as historically was the case) craft, the arts and cross-cultural dialogue on a global scale.

Mathaf uses a rather interesting identity with quite an eccentric typeface that I think is right in-line with the overall brand.

Read more about Tarek Atrissi, and how he and his design studio, developed this font.  There are other great images as well.

Mathaf’s site

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We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Leo Tolstoy (via mohandasgandhi)
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The whole universe or the structure that perceives it is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them.
Julian Assange (via thefloatingworld)
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Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), The Study of Mathematics (via mathisbeautiful)

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When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it — at that moment you begin to die. And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice.
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“Gettysburg Address” by Adam Gault

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Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth, like dew
Which in sleep had fall’n on you:
Ye are many - they are few.
Percy Shelley, Mask of Anarchy
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The confusing and violent nature of our times calls on us to do more on Remembrance Day than wear a poppy. In order to truly honour the sacrifices of those who fought for justice, we are now required to speak about new forms of injustice, perhaps ones that are harder to see, harder to recognize, that punctuate the lives of the many abused people of this planet.
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mohandasgandhi:

Workers Hold Key to Power in Nature’s Oldest Societies, Ant Study Shows

A new study analysing how complex, highly-evolved societies are  organised in nature has found that it is workers that play a pivotal  role in creating well-ordered societies where conflict is minimised. For  when it comes to determining who reproduces in ants, University of  Leicester biologists have found the humble worker is queenmaker — it is  they who choose their queen.
This information is key to understanding the evolution of complex  interdependent societies — over 100 millions years old — that have  evolved mechanisms ensuring stable cohabitation and conflict resolution.
What the Leicester team discovered surprised them: While Spanish  worker ants were ruthless in determining who became their queen — and  hence acquired the right to reproduce — the same species of ants in  France, Germany and the UK are known to be more ‘apathetic’.
While Spanish workers bullied or even killed rival queens in order to  choose their queen, UK workers are not aggressive at all and were loyal  subjects to any number of queens.
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This is an absolutely astonishing find and some magnificent science at work. 

This is amazing.

mohandasgandhi:

Workers Hold Key to Power in Nature’s Oldest Societies, Ant Study Shows

A new study analysing how complex, highly-evolved societies are organised in nature has found that it is workers that play a pivotal role in creating well-ordered societies where conflict is minimised. For when it comes to determining who reproduces in ants, University of Leicester biologists have found the humble worker is queenmaker — it is they who choose their queen.

This information is key to understanding the evolution of complex interdependent societies — over 100 millions years old — that have evolved mechanisms ensuring stable cohabitation and conflict resolution.

What the Leicester team discovered surprised them: While Spanish worker ants were ruthless in determining who became their queen — and hence acquired the right to reproduce — the same species of ants in France, Germany and the UK are known to be more ‘apathetic’.

While Spanish workers bullied or even killed rival queens in order to choose their queen, UK workers are not aggressive at all and were loyal subjects to any number of queens.

(Read more)

This is an absolutely astonishing find and some magnificent science at work. 

This is amazing.

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The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.
Walt Whitman (via oceanofmind)
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