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Following essay was written by Julian Paul Assange and uploaded to his former blog at iq.com Tue 18 July 2006. You can find the original here [daaamn, this page is so good, go there and read all of his essays, they are just unimaginably great. My personal favorite: «how can we untie the unknot»]. Pictures, caps and cartoons have additionally been added by me.
Republication is without explicit permission of Mr. Assange. All rights of this text lie completely and exclusively by Julian Assange. But it is a piece of public interest and value, therefore I 'take' the cheek to republish it with determination and a clean conscious. Julian, if you object to this republication please leave me a quick note before dragging me to court until I wear nothing but my underpants, k? For all others: Read this essay! It's very worth while reading. 

«That so much time was wasted in this pain.
Ten thousand years ago he might have let off down
To not return again!
A dreadful laugh at last escapes his lips;
The laughter sets him free.
A Fool lives in the Universe! he cries.
The Fool is me!
And with one final shake of laughter
Breaks his bonds.
The nails fall skittering to marble floors.
And Christ, knelt at the rail, sees miracle
As Man steps down in amiable wisdom
To give himself what no one else can give:
His liberty.
         – Ray Bradbury 


Tue 18 Jul 2006 : Laughter

Laughter is fear and relief. Fear is all around. Every step is conditioned by the fear of falling. It is the relief from primitive anxiety and alarm responses that give rise to laughter. The release of the breath that wasn't needed. That sudden surprise rendered harmless by higher perception. Wonder, when accompanied by the expression of laughter is the unknown and fearful transformed. A transformation by subconscious brain functions typically of sub second duration. A transformation that takes the unknown and therefore possibly lethal and yields up the unknown and harmless to observe. Something to be explored, understood and remembered by wide eyed curiosity. Those eyes wide to suck in the world and a memory hungry for its details. A psychological and physiological stance that makes the unknown known. A state of maximal observational learning.

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