Monday, July 21, 2008

Mute Monday: Science

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Squirrel Wars for Mute Monday, theme Science. One of my favorite topics. Which means, can I remain Mute about it? Not so much.

I got a late start on the topic and am afraid I will be copying most of what everyone else has set up, so I will stick once again with only one image. Of one of the greatest minds ever. Who came to us out of the dark ages of mysticism, fascism, fear, and conformity and believed that just about everything was possible. How cool is that?

Who do we have today who compares? Silent voices. Unseen faces. Toiling away while the rest of us line up like lemmings to pull the blanket right back over our heads. I hear there's property you can buy on the moon. In the meantime, question everything, 'kay?

15 comments:

Kate said...

Leo was quite a guy...Happy MM!

The Troll said...

The sad thing is that most lemmings think Fat Albert Gore and another Leo (dicaprio) are Scientists and Thinkers in the Da Vinci mode.

Happy Mute Monday

K9 said...

how cool is that? very very cool. i chose one from the victorian era. fathers to us all, in the best of ways. happy MM and excellent commentary.

The Big Shamu said...

Da Vinci certainly packed quite a bit into his life. I wonder what his dreams (and if he slept at all) were like considering what he produced in his waking hours. Love the man, in awe of his brain.
Happy Mute Monday.

Meghan said...

I love that you chose a self-portrait.

Da Vinci was just beyond. It's staggering to think what a man of his genius would be capable of today, given all our technological advancements.

Aunty Belle said...

Love Leonardo...amazin' mind and, well, the other 99% of genius: Energy!!
P.S. I'se got an option on a nice 10 acre farmette on the bright side of the moon.

Happy MM!

SeaRabbit said...

I totally agree!!
Happy MM!

Anonymous Boxer said...

Can you imagine what he could have done today? But, I think he was just where he needed to be in history.

Either way, this man was one of the greats and I personally love this self portrait. GREAT MM.

Now bring back those squirrels!

Doris Rose said...

"Who came to us out of the dark ages of mysticism, fascism, fear, and conformity and believed that just about everything was possible."
and isn't it just *possible* that we could all be that way, if we really wanted to.

Edith said...

I like that post a lot! Happy MM!

having my cake said...

Im glad your commenters told me who he was... :) But, yes, Leonardo was certainly ahead of his time. Happy MM x

Bunny said...

Excellent scientist, artist, and true Renaissance man!

Happy MM!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

perfect Choice.....
So fascinating a character.

Wicked Thistle said...

I fear that we are long past a time of letting an amazing thinker such as Da Vinci exist and share ideas freely, without the need for press conferences and political posturing and tax-free donations and forms in triplicates. I much prefer Doris Rose's idea that anything is possible and that people such as this do exist--and just possibly within each of us.

Leigh said...

Very cool!