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by Lou Gold
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

True, it is baked into all these institutions which, after all, reflect our subconscious mental habits. I did want to keep the focus on our personal thought-patterns, though, because pointing blame elsewhere can serve as an excuse not to do anything about it. I'm not saying that's what you are doin...
by Lou Gold
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

True, it is baked into all these institutions which, after all, reflect our subconscious mental habits. I did want to keep the focus on our personal thought-patterns, though, because pointing blame elsewhere can serve as an excuse not to do anything about it. I'm not saying that's what you are doin...
by Lou Gold
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Ashvin,

I know I promised to read it. I confess that I tried and I failed. I failed several times. I grew grumpy. And so I shifted my attention to this poem.
by Lou Gold
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Thanks, Lou. I think you are exactly right - folklore must find its place in a healthy 21st century science, rather than be discarded as mere superstition or "metaphor" added on top of the actual world content. It really amazes me now that the latter could even be considered a possibility...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

If you have seen that slugs die equally well with salt poured on them from any color container, and if you know of a fairly good explanation as to why the salt kills the slug, and if you also have a fairly good understanding of why the color has nothing to do with why the slug dies, how do you rela...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

I would continue to explain that since slugs and snails emerge mostly on rainy moist days, it's good to choose the one in the blue container, as other salts, perhaps more "natural ones" without additives such as Himalayan Pink might be harder to pour. Oh well, guess us Canuck slug slayers...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The power of story.
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: The power of story.

I thought that the relative absence of Jewish visual imagery was an effort to avoid the idolatry of objectification. No? But, yes, music as a stimulant of the senses is a powerful alternative, which is difficult to objectify. It gives us feelings. This is true. My knowledge of art is quite minimal ...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Help me out. I'll benefit from hearing people's basic reaction to if somebody (whose intelligence they respected very much) said something like, "Okay, so we all know that a slug dies when you pour salt on it that comes from a blue container. I've studied this very seriously and I can explain ...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A personal beef.
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: A personal beef.

Well, interpretation of art is always going to be highly subjective But, isn't this the point? The world is not an object. It is a subjective experience. This is the theme of Pinchbeck's rave essay about idealism and BK. Idealism, not being compelling in itself, therefore drives us into the individ...
by Lou Gold
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A personal beef.
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: A personal beef.

I'm stretching to find right language. I intellectually comprehend that the above image is a sensual representation and I grok what it's about. However, it does not generate a sensual feeling or recognition within me. What would be the poet's term for that feeling? A feeling like the one stimulated...