when the supreme court reads like poetry

They didn’t even elaborate that they’re agreeing with the District Court in allowing grandparents in. Only the last sentence which tells you the 3 dissenting justices would have struck down the District Court entirely, gives the full meaning of the court’s momentous decision.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

ORDER IN PENDING CASE 16-1540

TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL.
V.
HAWAII, ET AL.

The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.

lord of the rings: how music elevates story

I’ve spoke about the motifs in the Lord of the Rings, with Alex lately.

However, I have to admit, I’m not as musically literate as I want to be, and I shamelessly stole the thesis from this brilliant guy on YouTube, nerdwriter1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7BkmF8CJpQ

He distills BladeRunner as a postmodern epic so well in another vid.

But yeah, someone who reads and writes and makes videos.

Kinda what I wanna be. He’s very smart and inspiring. Like all of you.

quantum physics is so spiritual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0p8Xqhr5k

I like to think of myself as scientific literate enough that most popular scientists (Bill Nye, Tyson, Brian Green) can’t teach me much. Especially since they are in the fields of science EDUCATION, and not research.

This academic lecture TAUGHT ME ALOT new not in any pop-science documentaries, but goes to confirm the quote from Richard Feynman. "Physics is the ever-expanding horizon of our own ignorance."

When humanity learned to see into deep space, they questioned why we needed God. Now we see regular matter as a mere 4% of the universe, compared to dark energy and dark matter — cosmic forces needed to make the calculations works — which begs the question: why are we even here? Either some freak accident, highly unlikely in a cold and entropic universe. Or we are the the guided result of careful planning of a very active Creator.

Matter itself is unreal. Take your Newton and your deCartes and forget you know anything about what is real. Real is not 3D, real is not gravity, and not anything you can perceive. No more than you perceive the Earth as a flat expanse because it’s curvature is too large for you to imagine.