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Combatting cliches 1
Rules do not defeat chaos – it is cooperation and consensus that creates order and harmony.
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Philosophical Direction of the Species
It seems that as a species, humanity has not yet been able to agree, collectively, on the philosophical direction it should take as a species now that it has reached (at least in its own estimation) the ‘top’ of the evolutionary tree.
I offer this:
If species (pl.) pass through collective evolutionary phases that reflect levels of maturity as an entire species, the I’d submit that humans are adolescent – they are factional, co-operative and competitive and haven’t yet learned to assess cultural differences, strengths and weaknesses and develop ways to cooperate across these differences and still fall into rigid, dogmatic ideologies reflective of the minds of children who have yet to manage things like uncertainty, risk, the Unknown and the unknowable.
In nature, we see highly organised species operating cooperatively in a unified way – Ants, Bees, Schooling fish and compared to humans, their collective system seems to me more developed than our own.
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Rules do not defeat chaos – it is cooperation and consensus that creates order and harmony.
Combatting cliches 1
Our society loves cliches. Convention is a powerful way to keep the herd heading in the direction those in power want us to head.

However, when those in power begin to exploit convention for their own ends, one has to have a bit of a look and see if the systems need a bit of revision.

That 'rules' are necessary to prevent chaos is a cliche. This particular cliche seeks to justify law and regulations which people all too readily equate as expressions of morality.

Rules are not, however, the thing that prevents chaos - it is the implicit agreement, or societal consensus that is meant to underpin the appointment of the lawmakers through electoral processes that makes the rules acceptable to those that become bound by them.

If, however, the electoral process does not deliver to the voters  leaders whose give effect to the societal consensus, there will be discord and chaos with the added complexity that people will still feel morally obliged to comply with their laws, however absurd or unfair they may be. The outrage that people feel when they discover that rules have been implemented to serve the needs of  the few is quite natural and proper, but is all to often expressed in violence and rebellion which does generate chaos and instability which the corrupt, self-interested leaders use to justify the control measures they introduce.

The best way to prevent excessive law enforcement is to make it unnecessary.  Be reasonable.


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Serpent binds severed thread
Under tragic circumstances a thread is broken.

A trial is undertaken and an ancient participant performs an extraordinary feat.

Faith knows no bounds and does not discriminate.
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Quetzalcoatl Mk2
I sometimes marvel at the random results I get in Apophysis 7x!
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How she moves
This fractal was manually adapted in the fx editor which I find really hard to use.

I was pleased with this one!


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Excalibrain
A weapon,  a symbol, an idea.

Also a Fractal - Apophysis 7x

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st2wok Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
thank you!
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch, I appreciate your support! *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart)
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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018   General Artist
Love your macro shots!
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I plan to do lots more soon! Gonna rent a lens that can give me a wider range of focus for those kinds of shots :D
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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018   General Artist
Have you tried close up filters? I started with one underwater. I didnt have much depth of field but they arent expensive and they get you in close to your subjects.
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Uzag Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018

Gorgeous gallery! The quality of your photos is beautiful, always crisp and with a natural yet vibrant look. I enjoy the variety of the subjects, ranging from massive species and scenery to delicate close ups of small organisms.

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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018   General Artist
Thankyou so much - nature is pretty crazy. I love the unusual stuff and I see you have some pretty sea-beasty creatures in your art works!!  
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Iris-cup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
so nice by vafiehya of you to fave  Rainbow Butterfly by cutecolorful     Thank You by cutecolorful
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Iris-cup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
so nice by vafiehya of you to fave  Rainbow Butterfly by cutecolorful     Thank You by cutecolorful
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for favoriting my artwork!
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