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Hogwart DNA Rat Press In Stereo by aegiandyad
Hogwart DNA Rat Press In Stereo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_txpe6… I couldn't find the inversely recorded version that is said not said to contain secret satanistic subliminal messages...
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Holland Park Peacock Double Take by aegiandyad
Holland Park Peacock Double Take
A two source, own stock photo manipulation based on the famous Holland Park peacock and a woodland log photo also from Holland Park. And now... www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4FtfZ… 'Two Heads' from Jefferson Airplane!
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Folded Peacock Sexton Blake Watercolour by aegiandyad
Folded Peacock Sexton Blake Watercolour
Another view of the posing peacock in Holland Park. Pity about the winter lighting. A watercolor filtered photo
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John Corcoran

"The incontrovertible truth is beyond the reach of the human intellect. Ideologies that claim to be in the possession of the ultimate truth are bound to be false.Therefore, they can be imposed on society, only by repressive methods’.  Karl Popper


aegiandyad,
Thanks for quoting from the George Soros article on how Popper and Hayek influenced him. It is an insightful sentence from Popper, that master of the philosophy of science. Soros says

"This led me to Popper’s theory of scientific method. Popper claimed that scientific theories can never be verified — they can only be falsified. So their validity is provisional — they must forever remain open to falsification by testing. This avoids all the problems of needing to prove scientific theories beyond any doubt and establishes the importance of testing. Only theories that can be falsified qualify as scientific.

While I was admiring the elegance of Popper’s theory, I was also studying elementary economics. I was struck by a contradiction between the theory of perfect competition, which postulated perfect knowledge, with Popper’s theory, which asserted that perfect knowledge was unattainable. The contradiction could be resolved by recognizing that economic theory cannot meet the standards of Newtonian physics." www.politico.com/news/stories/…

This brings up the topic of religion, which famously cannot be proven scientifically. People feel religion deep inside them. Yet religion also requires organising in order for the benefits of communal faith to be felt. The larger the group of people who love God above all and wish to do whatever is best to make a new creation on earth, the more social success religion will have.

The problem comes because the truly religious are not anxious to impose themselves on anyone. People today hate Saint Paul and one must ask why he was chosen to represent Christianity after all the Christians he had stoned to death while he stood and held the coats of the stoners. The answer might be that he was a citizen of Rome and so could spread the new religion there. He was also a good organiser and he had a real passion to spread the gospel. He was willing to go on dangerous journeys and was willing to be imprisoned. He also wrote well and knew Greek philosophy. He was a real man of his time and so became very useful to God.

The problem is that men like him tend not to be democratic or liberal. Personally I think he has been misrepresented but it is always the people like Saint Paul rather than the philosophical  Saint John who spread religion far and wide. They place their own stamp on the religion and that usually tends to be conservative, paternalistic, ascetic and repressive. Add to this men like Constantine who was not really a Christian but who seeing how inspired by Christianity his people were, took it up as a rallying call.

Thus of necessity Popper is correct, though some religious groups are more repressive than others.

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67e1c1aa-9c…


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Writes as 'aegian' in FT online
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We are passionate artists and art lovers with wide ranging tastes and interests. Our long range project is the creation of 'aegian' as an aesthetic hermaphrodite, trying to express the many facets of their being. It has since emerged that we are a couple with four grown up children each of whom has contributed to this joint enterprise

While his better half prefers to remain mysterious and spends most of her time writing our journal entries, Mr A admits to having a London degree in Botany & Zoology and owning a succession of film and digital cameras. I am the man behind the lens, so there may not be many images of me submitted. We love beauty and I search for it amongst the mundane backgrounds of everyday reality as well as at fabulous gardens like the ones seen in some gallery pictures. We correspond with the Guardian as well as the Financial Times.

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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D I really appreciate it! :hug:
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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav and watch )) 
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Hi!
Thank You very much for adding You to my Deviantwachers. It's very nice!
Hot greetings from Cracow!
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skarzynscy Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello!
Hot thanks for adding my "Wall In Square" to Your fav.
In my gallery i have many others photos from interesting places (my Cracow, Praha, Menorca, Mallorca, Morocco, Rodos, Zakinthos, Sicily, Tenerife, Florida) and beautiful flowers, trees, animals etc.
Maybe You find something...
Greetings from Poland!
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you; I should have been watching before now. So much to view and do... so little time.
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:smorl: by elicoronel16:iconfaveplz:  Thank you. Joy Dance by Gomotes by Gomotes  
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zebrovnik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you a lot for interesting comments, lama and faves. I am delighted that you have spent some time by thinkig about my stuffs. 
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Thank you for the compliment of the +Watch & the faves - really appreciated!
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I love the llama! :)
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