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Great essay. Have you read Robinson Jeffers' sonnet "Vulture"? It makes me want a sky burial....You're vulture before you're shit, for a while.Goux, there at Rice too, has a wonderful book (oedipus, philosopher) that always makes me think that the sphinx eats to shit you out, strangle you (sphincter).But the "human" shouts man and the sphinx dies.
Good read. Only two things. One, the darwinism. DNA doesn't self replicate. DNA is not itself autocatakinetic. It's part of a dissipative system but itself is not a dissipative system. It requires an entire internal cellular mileau to replicate. Rod Swenson addresses this very well in his review of denett's Darwin's dangerous idea. Second these mystical gestures are generally at adds with ethical action. That's not to say that I disagree with them. I just think they at odds with ethics. It's no surprise chan Buddhism was a preferred spirituality of the samurai an instrument if death dealing.
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