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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Touch screen suddenly stopped working - OFF TOPIC

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 22:45:27 -0700

On Friday 04 September 2020 22:28:40 deloptes wrote:
> BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:
> > Kate begins sewing up a deloptes voodoo.
> >
> > We shall see deloptes, we shall see.
> Time ago I was interested for the occult, but at the end I went for science
> and light.

Myself, I feel that it is part of being a cultured and well-read person, to be 
acquainted with how people thought and believed about the world ... even if 
it doesn't fit in with our modern science. The question isn't whether 
you "believe in it" or not, but whether you can empathize with another 
person's experience of the Universe. 

This would have run on to a much longer rant (all my pet peeves rolled into 
one), but I'll try to keep in short. 

There is poetry and grace in that shadowy side of human culture. Take 95% of 
songs, stories, poems, the arts, and most of them play on what we might call 
superstition. There is a kind of magic and poetry about science, too, when we 
consider the mysteries of quantum physics or higher mathematics or DNA or 
what-not, but it doesn't usually make for interesting music or stories. 

Science fiction: now THAT's bor-ing. The same with ultra-religious art, the 
same with polticized art, the same with anything that is too much of the same 
thing. The element of magic, in a story, opens doors where there were none. 
It lifts our spirits, makes like bearable. One doesn't have to "believe in 
it" to appreciate it. 

And I will say no more. So there.