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Posted on March 15 at 6:14 p.m.
Perhaps he's more coherent and nuanced a writer than his emails suggest.
In any case, this part of my reading list is currently occupied with Matthew Kapstein's Reason's Traces: Identity and Interpretation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Thought. The early chapters seem promising.
On The Romantic Reductionist
Posted on March 15 at 7:45 a.m.
There is no workable way to define a difference between "Art" and "Decoration." In addition, anything, including "Art," placed in a public location should fit the location. Otherwise it risks being an unwelcome intrusion.
On Aye of the Beholder
Posted on March 14 at 4:35 p.m.
What homework is required here? Yes, Bayer worked with some interesting people in the '30s and acquired credentials as a postwar designer. That doesn't mean we should bow down uncritically before every notion that popped out of his sketchbook. The Gate was and will remain an uninspired doodle that for some reason enchanted the otherwise astute Paul Mills, and now we seem to be stuck forever with its upkeep.
Posted on March 13 at 3:34 p.m.
I wonder how Koch decided which aspects of experience are “facts about the actual universe” that only science and not spiritual traditions can explain. That he was born, must relate in some way to his fellow creatures -- his social species-mates in particular -- and must die seem rather unavoidable facts. What sort of meaning about the “true nature” of these things does he gather from his belief in “local maxima of integrated information” and his faith “that some deep and elemental organizing principle created the universe and set it in motion for a purpose [he] cannot comprehend”?
It is unclear what he means by uniting “a scientific with a spiritual perspective,” since he says that the latter is “only of limited use in making sense of the puzzle of our existence,” only science being able to provide answers that are certain. He apparently believe he’s closer to “seeing the world as it is,” but it also remains unclear what world he believes he’s seeing that needs the sort of explanation he now claims to prefer.
Posted on February 18 at 7:45 a.m.
ps. in spite of my declining interest in this sort of thing, i do think Tam is doing a good job in presenting these ideas.
On Alternative Cosmologies, Part I
Posted on February 17 at 11:18 p.m.
bill: drawing and painting; scouring ebay for printed ephemera; spending time with his grandsons; reading books about early jewish apocalyptic and merkabah mysticism; & spending time with his grandsons.
finding evanescent appeal in the murmurings of heterodox physicists. & to show that although an atheist, he can appreciate a good song about jesus, recommending the following for anyone with aching head from too much immersion in those murmurings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebj_e...
Posted on February 10 at 7:55 p.m.
watching lonnie johnson videos on youtube
On The Rainbow and the Worm
Posted on January 27 at 3:44 p.m.
Everyone is included in the income tax system. It just turns out that due to the tax credits instituted and expanded by Republicans for low-income families with children, such families get to be condemned by Republicans for taking advantage of those credits.
On Flat Tax, Everyone?
Posted on January 8 at 9:22 p.m.
How about an award for making up meaningless titles to bestow on celebrities in order to entice them to bless our little town with their gracious celebrityhood?
On SBIFF 2013 Unveils All Offerings
Posted on January 4 at 12:51 p.m.
Anselm is not pleased.
On Evolving Buddha
Australian trio Atlas Genius performs with opening performances by The ... Read More
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