new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

crystal sunset

crystal sunset
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'... there was a time when god was a part of science. newton thought that his research on physics helped clarify god's celestial plan. so did linnaeus, the swedish botanist who devised our current scheme for organizing species. but over centuries of research we have learned that the idea "god did it" has never advanced our understanding of nature an iota, and that is why we abandoned it. in the early 1800s, the french mathematician laplace presented napoleon with a copy of his great five-volume work on the solar system, the mechanique celeste. aware that the books contained no mention of god, napoleon taunted him, "monsieur laplace, they tell me you have written this large book on the system of the universe, and have never even mentioned its creator." laplace answered, famously and brusquely: "je n'avais pas besoin de cette hypothese-la," "i have had no need of that hypothesis." and scientists have not needed it since.'
- jerry coyne, seeing is believing

i saw ca omid's beautiful images and i couldn't resist getting one of these. very cool.

i took this in northern athens, on the intersection of kifissias avenue and attiki odos. my position is on the map, on the original flickr page.

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