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Re: The need for an absolute

Posted by ELDRAS on August 10, 2002 at 21:36:31:
In Reply to: The need for an absolute posted by satz on August 07, 2002 at 02:37:49:

from eldras:

whoops i forgot everyone writes top down here.


Hail satz1

God. Yep Well Iwas refering to the pure view of my ideal of the ancient greek to whit a concept. I think it's misused by the masses who are friendly chimps (S. Hawking)

Instinct..Well I prefer to think of human thought as evolved programmes these days.

There are heirarchies of evolved goals until abstact thought, which is trying to satisfy basic gaols also.

Ta Salutant!

ELDRAS


: 'god ' is really not a consensual term, is it? more likely the term of choice to stir up conflict! Any sort of transcendental view is going to provoke argument or disdain, but none more so than 'God'!
: I probably agree with Eldras here that the intellect isn't to be thrown out with the bathwater. It may be the camel we ride to the gates of wisdom, though it has to be tethered outside!


: : : To think the unthinkable, to struggle towrad the sun with the spirit embalsened intellect...we must have abstraction, because we need every mental and other resource we can find.

: : Abstraction is what intellect does. Instinct, alas, is suppressed in humans. Bergson spoke of uniting the
: : two into what he called "intuition". He said in *Creative Evolution* (p. 167): "There are things alone
: : intelligence is able to seek, but which, by itself, will never find. These things alone instinct could find, but it will never seek them."

:
: : : that it is god is just a consensual term.





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