In-kitchen worm farm design Ok perhaps I’m having a rabidly bright-green moment, but i rekon this artwork is pretty cool. An in-kitchen wormfarm, with built in chopping board! Nutrient cycling beneath the bench… Yes, it’s conceptual, but still… if I was an apartment dweller, I’d be considering building a DIY version based this concept (the worm farm part, anyway)! The project is Parasite Farm by Charlotte Dieckmann.
Virtual Art Gallery of Alchemical Emblems Sixteenth Century Floor Rosarium philosophorum room Four side galleriesEarly Period Floor Early Europe Floor Sixteenth Century Floor Seventeenth Century Floor Eighteenth Century Floor Floorplan Back to alchemy website The Rosarium philosophorum (the Rosary of the Philosophers) was first printed at Frankfurt in 1550 as the second part of an alchemical compendium De Alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum. Its has nothing to do with the Catholic idea of the rosary, but this term 'Rosarium' referred to a gathering of sayings of philosophers. The Latin text of the Rosarium is just this, a collection of the sayings of alchemical and other philosophers. The text is in itself quite interesting but it very much enlivened by the inclusion of a series of 20 woodcuts. There is a further woodcut on the title page which shows six philosophers disputing and this links us with the idea of a 'Rosarium' as a collection of their sayings.
A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more counter-intuitive ideas in cognitive science. In sharp contrast is dualism, a theory of mind famously put forth by Rene Descartes in the 17th century when he claimed that “there is a great difference between mind and body, inasmuch as body is by nature always divisible, and the mind is entirely indivisible… the mind or soul of man is entirely different from the body.” In the proceeding centuries, the notion of the disembodied mind flourished. From it, western thought developed two basic ideas: reason is disembodied because the mind is disembodied and reason is transcendent and universal. However, as George Lakoff and Rafeal Núñez explain: Cognitive science calls this entire philosophical worldview into serious question on empirical grounds… [the mind] arises from the nature of our brains, bodies, and bodily experiences.
Telepathy and telepathic devices (in English) Imagine an extraordinary means of communication, which allows people to build devices that in an instant manner give to us multifunctional links with practically every corner of the universe. In this way we could carry out "live conversations" with aliens who live around stars from which the light travels to the Earth for many millions of years. This means of communication would also allow to have live conversations with our astronauts who visit these distant stars. Furthermore, this means of communication and technical devices which utilise it, would allow people to carry out conversations via thoughts passed directly from one mind to another - means without the use of speech. Even more, they allow people to communicate via thoughts not only with other people, but also with animals, insects, vegetation, and even with creatures that populate distant star systems.
How to Build a Rotating Canned Food Shelf: 17 steps Edit Article Edited by Jpdunn42, Flickety, Puddy, WikiBunny and 11 others Storing canned food in your kitchen cabinets is an inefficient use of space and you will often find old cans in the back. This easy-to-build shelf system will solve the problem by rotating the cans. Alchemical symbol Alchemical symbols in Torbern Bergman's 1775 Dissertation on Elective Affinities Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century. Note that while notation like this was mostly standardized, style and symbol varied between alchemists, so this page lists the most common. Three primes According to Paracelsus, the Three Primes or Tria Prima are Four basic elements
10% of the Brain Myth Let me state this very clearly: There is no scientific evidence to suggest that we use only 10% of our brains. Let's look at the possible origins of this "10% brain use" statement and the evidence that we use all of our brain. Where Did the 10% Myth Begin? The 10% statement may have been started with a misquote of Albert Einstein or the misinterpretation of the work of Pierre Flourens in the 1800s. It may have been William James who wrote in 1908: "We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources" (from The Energies of Men, p. 12). 10 New Ways to Cook Quinoa A few years ago I made my first dish with Quinoa. I made a rookie mistake and did not rinse the dry Quinoa thoroughly first so it had a bitter taste that no one in my family liked. Lately though I gave it another try and now it has become a weekly part of our menu. I rinse well, pop it in my VitaClay, and then add it to a variety of yummy dishes. My husband loves it with Ahi Tuna and green curry sauce. The kids and I love it in a salad.
Chinese alchemy Chinese alchemy is a part of the larger tradition of Taoist body-spirit cultivation that developed from the traditional Chinese understanding of medicine and the body. According to original texts such as the Cantong qi, the body is understood as the focus of cosmological processes summarized in the five agents, or wu xing, the observation and cultivation of which leads the practitioner into greater alignment with the operation of the Tao, the great cosmological principle of everything. Therefore the traditional view in China is that alchemy focuses mainly on the purification of one's spirit and body in the hopes of gaining immortality through the practice of Qigong and/or consumption and use of various concoctions known as alchemical medicines or elixirs, each of which having different purposes. According to J.C.