"Doone - if you have the time to look it up and post it I'd really like to have that reference! Please and thank you. :)
One would think, too, that modern man would discount the Iron Age writings of the Old Testament (or was that the Stone…"
""...religious concepts of morality degrade what it means to be human by diminishing the importance of human agency..."
Then there's that whole misanthropic "original sin" concept - what evil mind thought that up?"
"I don't believe "we" have failed Leah Libresco. If anyone has failed Leah it is Leah herself.
While I admire and respect her ability to navigate her way through these complex ideas / problems (and her ability to articulate that…"
"I remember May 4, 1940 very well. It ruined my mother’s birthday (tsk), and the Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller, told the New York State Police to leave the students at the SUNY Campuses alone.
I do fervently hope that we do not…"
"One can only hope that - if this caricature of a human being comes to win the White House - the backlash against Republicans puts enough Dems in Congress to eviscerate Frothy's plans before they get off the ground. I'll have nightmares…"
"Being who I am - me - and my father being what he was, I can say with 100% assurance that I am inevitably improbable. Wait... or is it improbably inevitable?
Ah - I am inevitable / improbable. Or improbable / inevitable if you prefer."
"While it is true that some composers / artists works simply "flow out" of them - as was the case with Mozart and certainly with Bach - others find it a laborious process. Beethoven, for example, wrote and re-wrote and then re-wrote and…"
"And what about creativity and free will?
If, as some insist, our choices are not a result of free will, how is it possible that there is a creative process?
How could Bach have composed such a vast range of expressive music without free…"
What is your philosophy on life? What is your philosophy on anything? You are the only one that can hold your ideas back in here. Just remember. Greatness only comes from the mind that isn't afraid of the outcome.See More
"@Michel - I'm amused by the analogy free market and free climate. The question is whether the free climate will be as detrimental to society as has the free market lately been detrimental. Will the decimation of the middle class be mirrored by…"
"If, in China, you're responsible for injury to another person, you have to pay that injured person's medical bills. People in China don't make much money - although that is changing with globalization - but still, medical bills are…"