Saturday, June 30, 2007
The question of whether the cosmos is evolutionary or degenerative comes down to whether God is a funny guy
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
- Are the laws of physics absolute and universal?
- But could it not be that this is just a hang-over of the philosophical monism of the past, the inertial mind sticking to the old in one manner or the other?
- And who can answer such a question when we don’t know their origin, notwithstanding the mighty Stephen Hawking?
- Add to that Martin Rees’s many universes. And perhaps we have a total mess as far as our concepts and ideas of the fundamentals are concerned?
- In fact, the question could be, can science really talk anything about it?
Its success, an astounding success in one area does not entitle him to speak of things which do not fall in his domain. Einstein speaking of religion is quite equivalent to Tagore speaking of science—and the fact is, they both did it. In the Brief History of Time we have the poser, if the singularity of the Big Bang disappears in the formulation of the imaginary time, then what need of God? Universe had always been there and will continue to be there.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
At some point, I’ll write up a short essay to go into the whys of my particular choices, and the “choose your own adventure” aspect to the Great Books that never ought be forgotten (cuz that is part of what makes the whole thing fun).
- Bible (3): Book of Genesis, Book of Job, and Book of Ecclesiastes
- Plato (4) : Charmides, Meno, Apology, and Crito
- Shakespeare (1): King Lear
The reason I choose these is that each are relatively short and are indisputably influential. Taken together, these could be read quickly in a month, or slowly over a summer (or any season). Each of these bear as many repeat reads as a lifetime could muster. Further, these bring up many Great Ideas, for consideration not only as content for works of art, but for actual artistry, and what kind of values might be central to being an artist. The dialogue, Meno, for example, asks “Can virtue be taught?” and that can easily be adapted to “can artistry be taught?” Which, of course, is one of the most pertinent questions the artist can face, and I think, should face. If only to save thousands of dollars in potentially regretted college loans for that completely awesome art degree. This entry was posted on Monday, June 11th, 2007 at 3:58 pm and is filed under Reading, Wisdom. « Tango for Children of Exile « Home » About the Authors Great Artistry, a manifesto Great Quotes Polysemy, a manifesto