Holism For the suffix, see holism. Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos "all, whole, entire") is the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts. This often includes the view that systems function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts. Reductionism may be viewed as the complement of holism. Reductionism analyzes a complex system by subdividing or reduction to more fundamental parts. For example, the processes of biology are reducible to chemistry and the laws of chemistry are explained by physics.
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Interview Without A Vampire: Bloodlines’ B Mitsoda By Jim Rossignol on April 6th, 2009 at 7:30 am. A while back I posted about the tragedy of games like Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Following that one of the original Troika team, writer Brian Mitsoda, got in touch to talk about the project. A veteran of Troika and RPG-devs Obsidian, he’s had plenty of experience in the words that make up videogames. What follows is a discussion of Bloodlines, Troika, dialogue, character design, and inaccurate porn geographies. Dare to Prepare: Collapse of Civilization Now Guaranteed Eric Blair "It has been written" as the saying goes. For many generations there have been small groups of people who have researched and protested the criminal nature of our rulers who cast their disease on civilization.
Records of Joint Committees of Congress (Record Group 128) 1789-1995 Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents 128.1 Administrative History 128.2 Records of Joint Committees, 1st-50th Congresses 1789-1889 128.3 Records of Joint Committees, 51st-98th Congresses 1890-1984 128.4 Records of Joint Standing Committees 1806-1986 128.5 Records of the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies 1965-89 128.6 Motion Pictures (General) 128.7 Video Recordings (General) 128.1 Administrative History Who We Are About Us FairVote makes democracy fair, functional, and representative by developing the analysis and educational tools necessary for our reform partners to win and sustain improvements to American elections. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a history of working with people from across the spectrum. To help promote FairVote's key reforms, download and distribute FairVote's Reform 2020 Vision two-page flyer. Who Funds FairVote? See our financial information and our year-end reports.
John Gilmore (activist) An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the FAA, Department of Justice, and others. He unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of secret law regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales. Gilmore is also a philanthropist, and has given financial support to, among others, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, and various organizations seeking to end the war on drugs.
Forever Young, The Tragedy Of Bloodlines By Jim Rossignol on February 11th, 2009 at 11:54 am. There’s a bittersweet flavour to playing Bloodlines. It’s not because of the vampiric moodiness and the twilight tales that it tells, nor the real-world tragedy of its costly development finally undoing brave development studio, Troika. No, the sense of sorrow comes from the realisation that there’s nothing like this on the horizon. The idea is begged: why should there be so few games like this? Oh right, because it’s so very hard to do.
God complex A god complex is an unshakable belief characterized by consistently inflated feelings of personal ability, privilege, or infallibility. A person with a god complex may refuse to admit the possibility of their error or failure, even in the face of complex or intractable problems or difficult or impossible tasks, or may regard their personal opinions as unquestionably correct. The individual may disregard the rules of society and require special consideration or privileges. God complex is not a clinical term or diagnosable disorder, and does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The first person to use the term god-complex was Ernest Jones (1913-51). His description, at least in the contents page of Essays in Applied Psycho-Analysis, describe the god complex as belief that one is a god.
Register to Vote If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.USA.gov. Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you: Register online. Top 10 Examples of NAACP Racism The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) condemned the Tea Party movement last month for alleged bigotry within its ranks. The mainstream always seems extreme to extremists. As the following top-ten list demonstrates, the NAACP, a hotbed of political hotheads in recent years, isn’t the best organization to be lecturing others about extremism. 10. In March 2008, ABC News revealed that Barack Obama’s pastor had preached that African Americans should sing “not God Bless America, God Damn America,” that 9/11 proved that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” and that the U.S. government invented AIDS.
John Naughton on WikiLeaks The Gilmore aphorism about censorship first saw the light of day in 1993 – in a Time article about the internet – and since then has taken on a life of its own as a consoling mantra about the libertarian potential of the network. "In its original form," Gilmore explains, "it meant that the Usenet software (which moves messages around in discussion newsgroups) was resistant to censorship because, if a node drops certain messages because it doesn't like their subject, the messages find their way past that node anyway by some other route." But, he continues, "The meaning of the phrase has grown through the years. Internet users have proven it time after time, by personally and publicly replicating information that is threatened with destruction or censorship."