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And miles to go…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by Mj Rains


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost


Snow was falling…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Mj Rains


Snow was falling
so much like stars
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.

– Mary Oliver

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June 4

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by Mj Rains


Emergence Theories

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Mj Rains

emergenceA part of philosophy, emergence theories of the development of some phenomenon (for example life consciousness) where something emerges out of a background from which it could not have been predicted and in terms of which it cannot be fully explained.  What emerges may be a law of nature, or a science, though this would normally be because of emergent properties in the relevant sphere. The existence of emergence theories contrasts with reductionism in the relevant sphere.

Close to this in theory in holism, a philosophical view which emphasizes the whole of something as distinct from its parts. This doctrine says that the whole in question cannot be explained in terms of its parts (emergence theories). Also connected is the 17th and 18th century theory of vitalism.

Source: Dictionary of Theories

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Posted in Esoteric, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by Mj Rains


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