by Mark Gullick (October 2014)
The French philosopher René Descartes was a worried man. His concern was that his memory resembled a sheet of paper which was constantly being written over with his experiences, with facts and events. Realising that it is in the nature of paper eventually to become filled with writing, he avoided wherever possible being told extraneous facts for fear that insufficient room would remain in his mind for things of importance to this polymath. Thus, he hoped to avoid the fate of Homer. Homer Simpson, that is. The yellow father of three noted the same phenomenon, cheerfully asking of wife Marge whether she remembered ‘that time I learnt how to make tequila and forgot how to drive’. more>>>
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Excellent reflection! Say what you will about the morality of any war. If it must be done, it must be won. History and progress is made by life's winners. If the likes of ISIS win, stand by for another Dark Age.
Great article I enjoyed it very much. I remember reading some Nietsche in my undergradate days especially the Also Sprach Zarathustra in my German class. Found him interesting but in those days all the college professors were going on and on about his infamous god is dead mantra; nice to read some others points of his philosophy.