"My experience is a common one; I have the vegetarian gene cluster. That part of one that gets it, that doesn’t make one feel entitled as a species to arbitrarily designate other species as food or pets, (indeed sometimes both). It’s…"
"We’re all atheists here aren’t we? No, that wasn’t really a question, just a pre amble. I know what you mean, those organs are very otherworldly. Mixed with the otherwise silence of the stone walls (In Europe anyway), and the…"
"Bach the time traveler! I agree with the salient details of your comment about the patronage of ancient music, with the exception of the troubadours, much of the music at and before Bach’s time was commissioned by the church. Yet surely…"
"Oh and I would like to mention that I'm writing a no-tofu vegan (Read non-spiritual/Hippy) cookbook for an Independent publisher in California. If anyone has any advice or reversely needs advice on skeptical vegetarianism please get in contact.…"
"I was talking to Rebecca Watson about what I thought was the fact that vegetarians in the skeptic and atheist movement were rare. She claimed it was not so, and on casting a wider, (inter), net I see she’s right. I wonder whether there’s…"
"The November issue of Scientific American has a related piece called Farms in Skyscrapers. The claim is vertical farms, and that would equally apply to GMO, are needed to feed a population of 9.5 billion by 2050. That's a staggering number and…"
"That’s a good point Traffician. The Beatles were exceptional, I’ll give you that, but the pop/rock genre for me is itself a decline. Incidentally, Paul, I’ve heard, is a Bach fan and responsible for using the sound of the baroque…"
"you're just selecting spears bc her first name begins with b. you could have chosen the beatles. fuck, you could have chosen zeppelin or even more recently, radiohead. we've no way of knowing if our great-times-eight grandchildren will be…"
"I was just pondering Robs comment. I just returned from Japan and have noticed over the years that some of the small boutique music stores in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo seem to gather the merchandise on the racks almost emotionally. I recall a…"
Of cause it’s a ‘punctuated equilibrium’ of a decline, as it seems, (from your profile), we are both also big John Coltrane fans. He too had the ability to awe; of cause he too was spiritual…"
I too, am a Bach fanatic and I have made similar statements regarding the oeuvre of J. S. Bach. I've even tried to introduce Bach to my constituents in the hood...without much success. I've even toyed with the idea of…"
If one where to ask me the question oft asked of Richard Dawkins; what would you consider the strongest argument for god? I would not answer that it’s the appearance of fine-tuning in the universe - the lotto fallacy answers that. Nor would I suggest any great declarations biblical or otherwise – that’s just conjecture. No I would have to say it’s the oeuvre of J.S.Bach. I’m not sure if others in the arts, perhaps a connoisseur of dance or poetry, can also be so awe-struck, but it boggles the…See More
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