The Dreams of which Stuff is MadePondering the mysteries of matter; Solidity is an electrical illusion (Sunday Gazette-Mail, Jan. 10, 1993) These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air; and like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve; and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. -- Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act IV By James A. Haught The Dreams of which Stuff is Made
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email The Web is grand. With its fame for hosting informative, easy-to-skim textual snippets and collaborative written works, people are spending more and more time reading online. Nevertheless, the Web cannot replace the authoritative transmissions from certain classic books that have delivered (or will deliver) profound ideas around the globe for generations.
The essence of any good bucket list consists of overcoming fears, achieving goals, realizing dreams and even simple pleasures. Whether it’s an exotic adventure half-way around the world or something simpler, like spending more time with your family or friends, what matters is that you experience all the good and phenomenal things Earth offers. Here you’ll find 225 things to do before you die. Sure, a few of them are what some might consider to be cliché, but we made it a priority to think mostly outside the box. So, without further ado… 1.
A magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion.
If you are interested in very short takes/speculations on science (and sometimes fringe science and non-science) you could check out the books edited by John Brockman ('What Is Your Dangerous Idea'. 'What We Believe But Cannot Prove', 'What Are You Optimistic About', etc., etc., blah, blah). Each entry is only a quick outline of an idea, averaging about a page in length, contributed by folks like Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Gregory Benford, Freeman Dyson, and Martin Rees. 11/18/11 10:39am
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