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

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 23:43:15 -0700

On Friday 04 September 2020 23:37:34 deloptes wrote:
> William Morder via trinity-users wrote:
> > 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.
> This is why I said science and light. Science for what we/I know and light
> for the rest that we/I don't know. The known is just a tiny fraction of the
> unknown.

Right on. And I apologize for my typos. You can tell that I was not 
proofreading myself.