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Omar Khayyam in Concert

Here is a link for those who love a Persian musical evening.

For those who can follow Persian this will be a treat. In whichever case enjoy it. Be thankful we are blessed by the cultural variety that can lift our spirits up. Culture seems to do a better job at it than sectarian schisms.
http://youtu.be/tWnUbjbWykU

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News on the March-laws for robots

If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recent report funded by the European Union sought to answer.

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov famously wrote about the “three laws of robotics.” Essentially, the laws state that a robot may not injure a human being, that it must obey orders given by humans and that…

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The Illustrated Omar Khayyam- religion and soul

My aim in composing the book on Omar Khayyam was

threefold:

Firstly put the Big Picture in the poetic form of in Khayyamasque rubaiyyat.

The same ideas Omar Khaiyyam asked in his time have not changed. How do we prove the validity of those who claim they have received Truth and can lead us to paradise? In a secular context we may ask how well we may rely on our own reason than leave it to others?…

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News on the March-Posthumous Nobel Prize for Aristotle?

It would have been a proper gesture as well as belated recognition of the role of Aristotle in awarding him the Nobel Prize for Science.

Charles Darwin had this to say of Aristotle:“Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old Aristotle.”

Like Herodotus who was acknowledged as the Father of History without much of controversy…

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Review of the Illustrated Omar Khayyam

For those who are interested here is a review of The Illustrated Omar Khayyam http://omariana.nl/the-illustrated-omar-khayyam/#comments

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Poems For A Solitary Hour-Dear Colette by Erica Jong

Dear Colette,

I want to write to you

about being a woman

for that is what you write to me.

I want to tell you how your face

enduring after thirty, forty, fifty…

hangs above my desk

like my own muse.

I want to tell you how your hands

reach out from your books

& seize my heart.

I want to tell you how your hair

electrifies my thoughts

like my own halo.

I want to tell you how your eyes

penetrate…

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Burro-graphite

Burro-a small donkey from the blog: Shootin’ The Breeze Post:Beau’s Stubborn New Friend

Burro-graphite

Burro-a small donkey from the blog: Shootin’ The Breeze Post:Beau’s Stubborn New Friend

Burro-graphite

Burro-a small donkey from the blog: Shooting The Breeze

Burro-graphite

Burro-a small donkey from the blog: Shooting The Breeze

Poems For The Solitary Hour- Be Glad your Nose„, by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face-

Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,


not pasted on some other place,


for if it were where it is not,


you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose


were sandwiched in between your toes,


that clearly would not be a treat,


for you’d be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread


were it attached atop your…

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My Reel Life- The films in my Life

For those who  are interested in reading my appreciation of classic movies 120 of them here is your chance: Check out

http://www.lulu.com/shop/benny-thomas/my-reel-life/paperback/product-21846402.html

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