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Entries from December 2005

Armstrong on Myth

December 11th, 2005 · No Comments

A short review of Armstrong’s new book on mythology: A Short History of Myth (Myths) by Karen Armstrong This book suffers from a kind of double identity, as an outline of world history, adapted to some publisher’s project to do with mythology. The question of myth is a complicated one, and Armstrong’s manner of challenging […]

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Tags: Evolution · The Eonic Effect

The Question

December 7th, 2005 · No Comments

Email from Teilhard, posted at Chaos/chaosmos/hegel/kant/teilhard/Scfp/consilience In a message dated 12/6/2005 9:34:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, wispj@[ ].net [from Teilhard-yahoo] writes: Yes, but what about the ‘why’? What do you see as the cause of the eonic effect? And what about punctuated equilibrium? Any relationship? Questions, questions! Questions, questions. Good question, one that, like ‘open […]

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Arrogance of the Scientists

December 6th, 2005 · No Comments

Kristof has an editorial in the Times (Times Select): The Arrogance of the Humanities. How about the arrogance of the Scientists? Especially the Darwinians. The technocratic elite is getting nervous and must want to blame their troubles on liberal arts majors, echoes of C.P.Snow. Now it is undoubtedly true that everyone should know more science. […]

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Tags: Evolution