Monthly Archives: October 2016

Concerning the mindless blather concerning sexual misbehavior so prominent in the ‘news’ today…

What is an “unwanted sexual advance”? Consider the following observations as you contemplate your reaction: “We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the … Continue reading

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Pleasantness from the Pen of Ogden Nash…

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Somebody seems to be watching…

“In traditional quantum theory one is led to the following fundamental conclusion: The mathematical descriptions of the physical world given to us by quantum theory presuppose the existence of observers who lie outside those mathematical descriptions.” ― Modern Physics and … Continue reading

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The Clintons have taught me that:

“…the pure love of truth, uncoloured by any passionately held beliefs, is a reality of some other universe, not outs.” ― from A Secular Age, Copyright © 2007 by Charles Taylor, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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What is truth?

Question: Why should we study history? Answer: To know. Question: To know what? Answer: To know the truth.  Question: Why? Answer: To survive, for  “…we live in the midst of a monstrous kind of intellectual stagnation, typical of a decaying civilization, … Continue reading

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On the Mindless Political Blather of so called Intellectuals…

“Professional intellectuals [politicians, professors, lawyers] will often chastise the character of their nation without recognizing that their profitable occupations have been made possible by the existing power and prosperity of their country.  They are reminiscent of someone who publicly thanks … Continue reading

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The Pestilence of Centralizing Bureaucracies, a reminder….

“…we live in the midst of a monstrous kind of intellectual stagnation, typical of a decaying civilization, and of the end of an age.  Certain institutionalized ideas, no matter how absurd, live on.  Their essence may be dead but they … Continue reading

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