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In popular usage, eccentricity (also called quirkiness or kookiness ) refers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary, without being demonstrably maladaptive . Eccentricity is contrasted with " normal " behavior, the nearly universal means by which individuals in society solve given problems and pursue certain priorities in everyday life. People who consistently display benignly eccentric behavior are labeled as "eccentrics". [ edit ] Etymology From Medieval Latin eccentricus , derived from Greek ekkentros , "out of the center", from ek -, ex - "out of" + kentron , "center".
This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think - StumbleUponYou don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.
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Jordan Pollack Pollack's Law Progress requires the Pareto Optimization of Competitiveness and Informativeness The simple idea that Nature is "Red in Tooth and Claw" lends a religious fervor to those promoting Competition as the right organizing principle for open-ended innovation, e.g. in Laissez Faire Capitalism, government procurement, Social Darwinism, personnel review, and even high-stakes educational testing.
Brain-Soul-Consciousness:a synthesis of ideas(in progress) The brain is a computer that interfaces with a conscious entity(our consciousness). It or any of it's parts are no more conscious than your pocket calculator or desktop PC. It is an apparatus for decoding, analyzing, exploring the 3-dimensional universe that we live in. It is a circuit that is composed of a complex array of networks(neural networks) that are being continuously modified by our environment and the experiences that we encounter in that environment. The brain's different parts (cortex, brain stem, ect)make up an ensemble of integrated modules that function together as a whole.