Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Quote of Wednesday

This quote of Wednesday is brought to you by my differential equations professor concerning the achievements of great mathematicians in history.

"We could probably call them the heroes of civilization."

Monday, October 22, 2007


Jo wants to sleep. I know this because she has told me so several times already this evening and suggested it as a topic for a post when I asked her for one.
I think she wants to sleep because she went to bed after twelve last night and had to wake at six-thirty.

Sleep is an important thing to talk about anyway. As a college student, I see the consequences of the lack thereof far too clearly. Too many friends think they can get by with very little sleep. They even pray that they will be able to function on less sleep so they can get everything done that they need to. I have a solution to that problem that does not involve less sleep. Do less. Really, that is what most of them need to hear (and follow).

I was telling my dad that I felt all my days and evenings were spent studying and when I was finally done, I stayed up late so I could get a little bit of fun stuff in. But I felt I had to cut into my sleep to do all this. He said it was similar to make a financial budget. After budgeting everything you think of some fun things you'd like to do as well. So you look to see where you can fit it in. You can't so you say, "Well, I suppose we could not eat..."
It puts a different perspective on things.

Another thing is that not sleeping is a form of pride. If you are not sleeping, you are not admitting that God made you human with a need to sleep. You are trying to be like God who does not sleep. So that is not a good thing either.

If you don't get sleep, you are more liable to get sick as my friend who slept only one hour a week ago did. She is dropping all sorts of things and not doing too well and she isn't getting the sleep she needs. At least, she wasn't. I believe she has realized her need for sleep after getting sick. But it is best to not get sick to realize such a thing.

Another thing that happens if you do not get enough sleep is that you fall asleep in classes. That is not always the best thing especially if you are having trouble understanding the content anyways or if you have been trying to impress the professor with your wide-awake awareness during class.

Anyway, I must work on some homework now while it is still fairly early in the evening. Then I can get some much needed sleep.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A nothing post

That's right! Another nothing post!
My brain is slightly sleepy, but I feel like writing something.
So, of course, that means a nothing post is in order.

Now nothing posts tend to pick up some sort of topic of their own, but I really can't think of any at the moment. I suppose I'll just keep typing and see what sort of topic it takes on.

It is sunny today. It makes me happy. I can look out my window and see the sun shining on the yellow and green leaves of the trees right outside. It is a pleasant sight. It makes me wish I had no homework but could instead go to a park and sit and think or doze or read a good book. Maybe take a short hike and play frisbee with some friends. But not at the moment.

At the moment, I must begin my homework for differential equations and strength of materials. I have not yet begun them today because I attended a Bible study this morning. But it is after lunch now, so I must start work. Later, perhaps, I shall go to Salvation Army with some roommates. One of my roommates must find an ugly shirt for "ugly shirt day" at her work. The Salvation Army is an excellent place to find ugly things (and some nice things, but those you have to look a little harder for generally).

So this is the end of the nothing post.
Unfortunately, it is not as interesting as my other nothing posts. I guess I am not in quite the right frame of mind to right a really good nothing post. That requires a certain deadness of the brain which is not quite dead. Then what comes through is that peculiar kind of writing good for nothing posts. I can't quite explain what I mean because I am sleepy, but I suppose if you read other nothing posts, you would get it.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Agh!! The whole-body materialist view on personal identity as it relates to the case of tuvix is driving me nuts!!!!!!