Tag Archives: Knowledge

ON BLOGGING, AND WHY DO I WRITE?

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Life is given to us, … Continue reading

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TRADITION, EDUCATION, NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, AND FINDING A REAL SENSEI

  Throught the years I had being a sort of an Iconoclastic, or at least believed myself to be one, there’s this idea that as we grow older we become more conservative in our outlook, and I am not talking … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE, THE HUMAN CONDITION.

“It is not conflict of opinions that has made history so violent but conflict of belief in opinions, that is to say conflict of convictions.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human. When in my late teens, the books of Friedriech  … Continue reading

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CRITICAL THINKING, AND FREEDOM

To be, or not to be: that is the question:  Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer  The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,  Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,  And by opposing end them? William … Continue reading

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ETERNAL OR CYCLICAL TIME VS THE BIG BANG AND LINEAR TIME

  “Created was the matter which they have;  Created was the informing influence  Within these stars that round about them go.”                                                                                            Dante Now the idea of Eternal  and Cyclical time  once  very popular in ancient Religious Cosmology, and modern … Continue reading

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