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Phil R.

"Musician, Professional bum."

Marlboro, NY, USA
male, age 64
married, 2 children
Speaks: American
Joined Sep 6, 2009
What I Want to Do: Stop the madness!


 
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Tree hugging, Humanist, Drummer-Tinker.
(A big TY to those who sent me green stars!)

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."
Carl Sagan


"Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be."
Ambrose Bierce

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
Isaac Asimov

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
Albert Einstein

"Most (possibly not all) Republican politicians are somehow subhuman. Democrats seem to have more firing neurons...but appear to be at a loss of the resolve to make use of them."

"Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."
P. J. O'Rourke

"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."


Isaac Asimov

"How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand."
Emo Philips


"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."
Richard P. Feynman

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson


"If there is a goal to my life it is to treat this life as the heaven the religious are waiting for. So do not wait till you are dead to be happy. Be happy now!"~Ira Herson














































































 
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Joined Sep 6, 2009 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends 
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Groups Atheist/Agnostic Alliance, GPUS, No Religion Too, The Labyrinth, The Sound Sanctuary
Hometown Marlborough, NY, USA, Earth, Sol system, Milky Way 
Homepage  
Birthday March 09, 1950  
Languages American  
About Me Tree hugging, Humanist, Drummer-Tinker.
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  Lifestyle
Pets 3 cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Agnostic/Atheist  
Eating Habits See Food, Chinese, Sushi, pizza!  
Wild Fact About Me I have been known to talk to crows.
My Philosophy What one man can do, another can do.
What Gives Me Hope Science and Reason.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Give everyone a free pizza!
What/who changed my life and why My Mom, Carl Sagan & Isaac Asimov, First moon landing, birth of my kids.
What Bugs Me mosquitos, Regressives  
Passions tennis, science fiction, motorcycles, science, computers  
Inspirations my children  
What Scares Me Ignorence  
  Favorites
Role Models Isaac Asimov - my favourite writer  
Quotation "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" ~Arthur C Clarke
Interests science-fiction, science, tennis, music, motorcycling  
Books Neil Degrasse Tyson, Dawkins, Sagan, Asimov, hamlet, science, science-fiction, Myst  
Music Yes, King Crimson, Joni Mitchell, Gentle Giant, James Taylor, classical, progressive rock  
Movies The Matrix 1, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Avatar, Independence Day, The Princess Bride, The Right Stuff, Spaceballs  
TV Shows the Mentalist, NOVA, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Battlestar Galactica (new)  
Favorite Foods oriental, sushi, PIZZA!!!  
Favorite Places American Museum of Natural History, Any place in Nature, D'ni  
Can't Live Without my kids, my computer, My Planet  
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    Happy Birthday to a truly great guy.  I'm wishing you a cosmos of happy surprises, to celebrate your special day.  May it be over the moon!

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    Happy Birthday to a truly great guy.  I'm wishing you a cosmos of happy surprises, to celebrate your special day.  May it be over the moon!

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