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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:57 AM
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157. the dark ages were surprisingly not all that dark...
and the age of enlightenment has been surprisingly not all that bright. it's just the particular narratives you are willing to put faith in.

many things were happening all over europe and the world, as they are now. no imaginative story (a.k.a. corpus or discipline of knowledge) has ever really been able to encompass all of reality at any time. there is too much that cannot be known and must be supposed, such as your perceptions and our fabricated tools of measuring perception. one can get a lot done by faith; be not confused that any logic used is but a house of cards upon a foundation of sand. at some point any bit of thought necessitates a leap of faith.

but i don't understand this war of disciplines against itself. they do work quite well together as long as you respect their differences, even if they do have their own technical languages. reality is to be savored from a thousand angles, not a purity crusade for establishing the most prominent view. the competition is unnecessary.
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