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"Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee"

"Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee", by Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee's daughter.
Published on Oct 6, 2020.
https://www.amazon.com/Be-Water-My-Friend-Teachings/dp/1250206685/

The story goes that the 13-year-old Bruce Lee was too aggressive in training, not getting the idea. His teacher, Yip Man, told him to take a week off. Lee went out in a boat on Hong Kong harbour. He was so frustrated that he began punching the water. He observed how the water just moved out of the way, and was enlightened.

There is also his famous affirmation statement: "I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness."
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Ancient Earth Globes

Really cool
https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#240
by Computer scientist Ian Webster
The base website is highly cool, too: https://dinosaurpictures.org .
Uses "geological models": http://www.scotese.com/ .
Also utilizes GPlates https://www.gplates.org/ .
Thanks to:
https://boingboing.net/2020/08/31/amazing-interactive-globe-show.html

See also this continental drift video. It goes back a lot farther and shows more ancient supercontinents; I count 12 of them.
However, you can't turn the globe and when the landmasses are not centrally located, it's hard to see how they're shaped.
Continental Drift
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovT90wYrVk4
5:13
Nov 7, 2016
Algol
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Science enriches literature through Science Fiction (SF)

Science enriches literature through Science Fiction (SF). Scientists have tremendous imagination in coming up with new theories about how the universe works. An example of this enrichment was in the novel "Time Pressure", by Spider Robinson, in which he wrote about spring coming to Nova Scotia. He wrote something like how a vast range of colours appeared, for which we only have the limited word "green". Science had discovered the vast range of frequencies in visible light.
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"The Trial", by Franz Kafka

I just started reading this. It's a well-done depiction of a real nightmare.
See https://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Kafka/dp/B08DSX38Z2/
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trial .
This is another RDS "Office Politics" recommendation, to make the insanity of corporate bureaucracy tolerable. From the Wikipedia article, it does look that way; just like at work, they don't tell you how to do stuff, and then they get mad at you when it's not done right.
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Quebec history comic PDF available

An old classic that I've had since I was little, from my mom, who took a history degree in the early 1970s. It's in black and white, or greyscale.

I scanned each page to individual .jpgs, and they have been put together into a PDF, suitable for printing. It's handier to read when printed out.

Download the PDF (65,644 kiB): https://www.dropbox.com/s/gsct44ky0v729c1/Quebec_history_comic.pdf?dl=0 -- You don't need a Dropbox account to download it; cancel the Dropbox login box that comes up. Click the download arrow at top R and select "Direct download". If you do have a Dropbox account, you can download it to there.

If you don't see the download arrow at top right, mouse-over some places, like the bottom of the screen. I found that if I click on "Page down" to the R of the page number (eg 1/48), then I get a R panel with the download arrow at top R.

Where the humor and dramatization leave off and the factual history begins in this is pretty evident.

It's a nice job, dating back to the 1960s. Belief in the "Noble Savage" is out-of-date, however --I recommend reading "The Blank Slate", by Steven Pinker--, as is the Marxism.

The publisher has granted free copying rights as long as credit is given. I believe that including the cover page qualifies as giving the required credit.
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Do it and you become it

One good point, thanks to RDS, is "do it and you become it". For example, if you go jogging, that makes you a jogger.

For another example, if you spend a lot of time writing incredibly angry messages on the internet, it makes you an angry person.

When our moms used to say "You better watch the expression on your face or it will freeze that way", there was a lot of truth in that.