Tao is not a thing: Chapter 4 of our video translation

We’ve just uploaded the next entry in our Video Translation of the Tao Te Ching thanks to another generously donated voice. Have a peek: The rest of our video readings can be found on our YouTube page. Our text translation is here. We are still desperate for new voices, so if you would like to … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing comes through again

Thanks to yet another generously donated voice, we have put together another video reading of our translation of the Tao Te Ching. Have a peek: The rest of our video readings can be found on our YouTube page. Our text translation is here. We are still desperate for new voices, so if you would like … Continue reading

Finally, another chapter in the video translation

Thanks to the generosity of a friend, who donated his voice to our cause, we have put together another short video reading of our translation of the Tao Te Ching. Chapter 6: We need as many voices as we can get, so if you’re interested in being the next disembodied narrator for one of our … Continue reading

Tao 56

To understand is to experience what words cannot describe. To describe with words is inadequate to understanding. Fill the gaps. Simplify complexity. Moderate extremity. Move toward a state of high entropy. This is ultimate unity. It cannot be surrounded or separated. It cannot be enhanced or hindered. It cannot be lauded or condemned. Ever changing, … Continue reading

Happy New Year: Chapter 2 of our Video tao

Due to the gloriously time-consuming nature of the holiday season, our regular text translation has been postponed until next Sunday. In its place, we submit what we hope is a sufficient alternative. Below is our followup to the fairly unpopular video translation of Tao Chapter 1. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel (subscribe!). … Continue reading

Richard Feynman and our changing understanding of the universe.

I suppose it’s obvious to say, but the thing that makes the universe so interesting is all the unknown.   As our set of human knowledge broadens and becomes more intricate, the leading edges of it’s expanding border are a place of excitement. A while back, I bookmarked a youtube clip of physicist Richard Feynman … Continue reading

We humans are capable of greatness

Beautiful music, stunning photography, and far-sighted wisdom from a hopeful Carl Sagan.  Take a deep breath.  The next 3:10 are worth it.

Nuclear bombs detonated, 1945 – 1998.

I thought this was kind of an interesting way to examine the history of nuclear arms. It’s an animated map that shows, in chronological order, the detonation of nuclear bombs from 1945 – 1998.  The weird black and white image above, by the way, is of Trinity–the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb, … Continue reading