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Controversy Over Causes Of Superior Scientific Achievement

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on September 15, 2004 21:24:52 UTC

Chimes and melodious enchantment
in the tales telling of the causes
of superior scientific achievement
as being questions of "nature versus nurture"
help to divert the mainstream of humanity
from saving itself as crises loom
in climate, resource allocation,
and the vicissitudes of love.

The variable most often omitted is
the individual commitment to truth
exemplified by Jesus and Hypatia -- both
slain by mobs who included "peers" and "experts" ...

How does this apply to you?

Excerpt from The way of life
The Tao by Lao Tze, translation
by Witter Bynner

"...And thus the fitness of one man
You find in the family he began,
You find in the village that accrued,
You find in the country that ensued,
You find in the world's whole multitude.
How do I know this integrity?
Because it could all begin in me."

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