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After renovating (I kid you not) they've lumped everything together in a horrible assortment of ice age animals, dinosaurs, mammals, etc... in a set of adjoining open ceiling rooms. There's no atmosphere (everything is bright white with phosphorescent lighting) and the science is certainly gone. I've tried to look into what idiot designed the new layout and I was certain I would find some slack-jawed creationist being responsible but no luck.
Anyway, this is just me venting and telling people not to waste their time on this travesty. However, the three museums of war, aviation and civilization in the Ottawa area are fantastic!
1. You're afraid to die because of the act of dieing - you fear dieing in a painful or traumatic sort of way, rather than a calm or at least non painful sort of way.
2. You're afraid of the non-physical consequences of death.
I'm scared of the 1st, because I have an intricate history of cancer in the family and will likely go the same way. Personally I have no fear of the 2nd. When I'm dead, I won't care much that I'm dead since I'm dead (some Greek said it much better than me!)
- prolonged sitting on the toilet isn't good for your bowels if you're not actually going the whole time
- if you have enough time to read while you go (i.e. the action takes that long) there's something wrong with your diet
You make some terrific points - I learned blues guitar, started to criticize sports less and just shut the fuck up and enjoy it. Mind you, whenever a hockey fight breaks out I still jump out of my seat and beat my chest and hollar like an ape to tease my brother in law! I agree with the nurse comment too - in Canadian universities, it's a tradition for engineers (mainly males) to hang out with nurses (mainly females) during frosh and beyond. It was always a pleasure.
But I have to take issue with the Feng Shui. There are numerous debunkings to be found on the net, not to mention the show Bullshit! did good coverage of it. Just common sense would stop one dead in their tracks. You need to be careful you don't take thinking outside the box to thinking outside of reality.