orange and blue, red orange and blue green

orange and blue, red orange and blue green

Earth Like Planets - Remind Me How, Again
This song was inspired by Alain de Botton’s lecture “Atheism 2.0” What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a “religion for atheists” — call it Atheism 2.0 — that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

lyrics

Circle the great truths over and over again and again 
Because my mind is like a sieve 
Circle great truths over and over 
Because my mind is like a sieve 

Repeat it 
Repeat it 
Again 
Remind me how to live 

Bodies 
Fighting for things of the mind 
Bodies embody ideas too 
Bodies embody ideas too.
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2008, Brian Cooper, window display at the workshop of todosomething.com in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood.

2008, Brian Cooper, window display at the workshop of todosomething.com in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood.

Brian Cooper, “The Grand Design”, 2014, 8.625”x 6”x .75”, oil on wood.

Brian Cooper, “The Grand Design”, 2014, 8.625”x 6”x .75”, oil on wood.

Music Show in Los Angeles Sat. Jan. 11th 9pm @ Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown. 

Music Show in Los Angeles Sat. Jan. 11th 9pm @ Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown. 

“Even though we can conclude that supernatural beings like spirits and flying saucers are probably just psychological projections, it does not mean that we can conclude that there is no grand scheme at work all around us.”

 

"We need to remember that at this moment, humanity is aware of only a small part of a much bigger picture of the universe." 

"We need to remember that at this moment, humanity is aware of only a small part of a much bigger picture of the universe." 

While Shermer’s argument is very convincing, we must not conclude that our existence is therefore meaningless and insignificant. 

While Shermer’s argument is very convincing, we must not conclude that our existence is therefore meaningless and insignificant. 

"Pattericity" is the tendency to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention.
 

"Pattericity" is the tendency to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention.

 

In Michael Shermer’s TED Talk about his book “why people believe weird things” he argues that as humans evolved, it was to our advantage to assume that something like a rustling in the grass, was a dangerous predator, rather than something harmless like the wind. Because of this, people tend to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention. He calls this, “Patternicity”. It explains our belief in things like gods, spirits, aliens and conspiracies theories. They are all seen as powerful hidden beings somewhere up there influencing our world.

In Michael Shermer’s TED Talk about his book “why people believe weird things” he argues that as humans evolved, it was to our advantage to assume that something like a rustling in the grass, was a dangerous predator, rather than something harmless like the wind. Because of this, people tend to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention. He calls this, “Patternicity”. It explains our belief in things like gods, spirits, aliens and conspiracies theories. They are all seen as powerful hidden beings somewhere up there influencing our world.

 In Michael Shermer’s TED Talk about his book “why people believe weird things” he argues that as humans evolved, it was to our advantage to assume that something like a rustling in the grass, was a dangerous predator, rather than something harmless like the wind. Because of this, people tend to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention. He calls this, “Patternicity”. 

 In Michael Shermer’s TED Talk about his book “why people believe weird things” he argues that as humans evolved, it was to our advantage to assume that something like a rustling in the grass, was a dangerous predator, rather than something harmless like the wind. Because of this, people tend to give random patterns and signs out there, meaning and intention. He calls this, “Patternicity”. 

"Space is Romantico" Brian Cooper 2013. 

"Space is Romantico" Brian Cooper 2013. 

I had  to wait forever today to re-install software. It gave me time to doodle.
"Space is Romantico", Brian Cooper 2013, ink on index card.

I had  to wait forever today to re-install software. It gave me time to doodle.

"Space is Romantico", Brian Cooper 2013, ink on index card.

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