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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Knocking on the noggin

Natural law germinated and grew inside the noggins of humans, and without humans, would vanish. Religion and philosophy have been the keepers of natural law, adding and subtracting as time and place and circumstance and wisdom dictate, even projecting what is inside the head, thoughts, onto the outside world, as natural. Of course with noggins that are free of innate direction, each newborn brain/mind is shaped by the entire life experience of humankind, and too, is free to further reshape itself into uniqueness -- as well, free to not reshape itself.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The paths of life

The path of nature can teach one truth and false, but the path of the human mind can teach one good and bad through the discernment of truth and false. Good and bad are absent in nature, a concept that dwells only in the minds of humans. 
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Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry skies above me and the moral law within me.  
-- Immanuel Kant