The idea that someone considers the sum total of human thought irrelevant in the face of the achievements of recent physics is so profoundly prejudiced and counter to scientific thought that is utterly ridiculous. Is it possible that the architects of the pyramids might have known something that the architects of large hotels don't? Could Shakespeare know something about writing in English that J.K. Rowling doesn't? The philosophers who you dismiss have a lot more to do with why you know the words cause and effect than does the work of any contemporary physicist. They formulated the way that we think about it to this day, far more successfully I might add, then the muddle of conflicting interpretations and shoulder shrugging mysticism that has come out of quantum mechanics. I can respect your boldness in being willing to break from the past - I don't care much for elevating the past either, but the more I see of the originality and vision of philosophers, the less impressed I am with the instrumentalism of modernity. Craig > John K Clark > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/HeVvx0-g6gkJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.