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Nota Bene #123: Behold the Chickenosaurus

“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Combine them all in one power-packed meal to gain superpowers!” … “This thing that’s going on with our political process is so destructive, so contrary to what I’m sure the founders intended, that we’ve got to find a solution” … “He’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits—including teeth, tails, and even hands—to make a ‘Chickenosaurus'” … “A robber breaks into a bank safe and returns home, where he activates a device that conceals his earlier burglary, making it look like he never entered the bank in the first place” … “I you like” … “One can from this postulate that Hitler was related to people whom he despised” … “Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood black hole” … “They all laughed and pointed to their own scars” … “The revolving door between the Fed and the private financial sector is quite significant” … “At this kind of intensity we start to get into unexplored territory as it is an area of physics that we have never been before” … “Have you ever had a bad dream about being chained up in the bottom of a ship?” … “I wonder if in a year I’ll be able to play my guitar very well” … “Maybe the reason the Bleeder can’t act a lick is because he’s been living like a movie character for 35 years” … “The question is not whether the United States will lose its unchallenged global power, but just how precipitous and wrenching the decline will be” … “Vinyl is the people, a CD is The Man” … “It’s very easy for me to see hate in someone’s eyes, and I’ve never seen it here” … “As we gazed into each other’s eyes, Athena encircled my arms with hers, latching on with first dozens, then hundreds of her sensitive, dexterous suckers” … “It is absolutely a feat of engineering, and it will bring science like nobody’s ever expected” … “Just how long has the world’s oldest living thing been on this planet?” … “Hilarious stuff is EVERYWHERE” … “Never a tourist crowd” … “If you want to be a successful advertising exec in a deeply unequal America, start studying up on 20-somethings making over $100,000 a year” … “I wish this would have happened 25 years ago” … “Where did we come from, what are we, and where are we going?” … “They make a living off of our children” … “Have some more champagne, boy” … This issue’s quote was from George Walker Bush (source) … And finally, “You’re far more akin to a whirlpool, a brief, ever-shifting concentration of energy in a vast river that’s been flowing for billions of years.” ∞

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  1. 1: Jack Horner apparently never watched JURASSIC PARK.

    2: The Sampson article is something I saw a couple of weeks ago and it’s just essential. Once you come to understand that thing about changing out every molecule in your body ever seven years it’s impossible to view life in the quite the same way.

    Great stuff, as always….

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