On 12 Oct 2011, at 03:01, Terren Suydam wrote:
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:11 PM, benjayk
That's a nice strategy to be "right", that's for sure. "You just
understand it, study more".
The ideas are understandable if you're willing to depart from your
preferred way of viewing the world.
I guess that's the main difficulty.
Mystics can appreciate the conclusion but feel often quite uneasy with
Rationalists usually appreciate the assumption but feel often quite
uneasy with the conclusion.
I though, not so much unlike Descartes I think, and very naively to be
sure, that mechanism might help to conciliate the heart with the
brain, the left brain with the right brain, the first person view with
the third person view, the mind with the body, and the mystics with
We live in an era where rationalism and mysticism are considered as
opposite and that does not help. They consider themselves so much as
opposite that they both still prefer to kill the diplomats, and
destroy the bridges under construction.
Sometimes the enemy brothers share a common passion of hating even
more the possible conciliators. Which is natural, usual, but sad.
That reminds me an argument of Bruno in Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie and
Bruno", about Spinach. If I remember well.
Something like: '---don't make me *love* spinach because thats really
the worst possible which can happen for someone who *hates* spinach.'
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