On the uses of a liberal education: At times it appears that the purpose of his education is just to entertain him. Today is evaluation day in my Freud class, and everything has changed.
And, as the greatest hero, proud Heracles, founder of Tarentum, was to fall. Could it be mere happenstance the two locations at which, legend has it Arist.
It was in 3-D! It was not the earth-bound planar diagram that conventionally plots the ten Pythagorean tetractyl points. And there was further wonder beyond its form--its context. For it was a diagram of the quest for the secret s of the microcosm, the secret of life itself!
And the legend beneath the diagram posted by Prof. It was the slide image projected on the screen for attendees at the international meeting of CERN in The lowest plane in the figure is of particular interest.
Both raised their hands and Gell-Mann was called upon. Two years later it was discovered at Brookhaven. At this, the spirit of Pythagoras might have nodded approvingly? Might he not feel the perpetrators of such a revelation of the sacred schema, on which the brotherhood swore its most solemn oath of secrecy, must pay the ultimate price for such an indiscretion.
Is modern science tempting fate? Or, alternatively, and hopefully, might not such a visionary insight as the sacred symbol inspires guide modern science in its probing for the mystery-of-it-all--and for the mystery-beyond-the-One? And beyond the None? The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
When will a new Einstein, in a flash of insight, give us back our lovely nothingness? Currents Universal circulate through me.
All mean egotism vanishes. All changes pass without violence by means of two cardinal conditions of boundless space and boundless time. When he faced death in lonely exile in Metapontum, across the Gulf of Taranto from Tarentum, which the preeminent Greek hero, Heracles, who once sought to wrest the Delphic tripod from Apollo had founded, he might well have stood on its heights overlooking the waters of the gulf sparkling to the distant horizon in the dancing light of the sun, the sun of his god, Apollo.
This has been a long journey--and a sad one, one marked by a deep sense of loss.
Or -- in its deepest deep -- has it? For are not we all -- Oedipus? Delphi is a place of mystery confounding logic: And, coming full circle to the superscript with which we began: This latter has been the working title of the work for the past several years of its slow accretion of the hidden wisdom at Delphi.
A still small voice sounded within, creating a rankling sense of unease.Enjoying "Oedipus the King", by Sophocles Ed Friedlander MD [email protected] This website collects no information. If you e-mail me, neither your e-mail address nor any other information will ever be passed on to any third party, unless required by law.
On the uses of a liberal education: 1. as lite entertainment for bored college students. September 1, Harper's Magazine. Mark Edmundson. A college student getting a liberal arts education ponders filling out a questionnaire that includes an opportunity for him to evaluate his instructor.
Illustration courtesy of Justine Shaw, © Origins Frank Herbert () was an unusually bright boy who grew up with sporadically alcoholic parents during the Great Depression. On the uses of a liberal education: 1. as lite entertainment for bored college students.
September 1, Harper's Magazine. Mark Edmundson. A college student getting a liberal arts education ponders filling out a questionnaire that includes an opportunity for him to evaluate his instructor. The Tragedy Of Oedipus The King - You know and you won’t tell.
You’re bent on betraying us, destroying Thebes. (Sophocles ) In hopes of having the prophecy changed, Oedipus argued to Tiresias that what he was being told was a lie. T he world in the 21st century faces a confrontation of monotheistic belief systems: orthodox-fundamental Judaism/Christianity vs.
radical Islam.. PARANADA: BEYOND BEYOND, Beyond the Geometry of the Gods. presents a discovery of a geometric order to the sanctuary of the gods of Nature philosophy--Apollo, the god of reason, and Dionysos, the god of ecstasy--who held sway at the Hellenic.