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I'm not talking about spiritual insights, higher truths or the great sky mother, none of which I believe in. Hardcore materialist, remember?

If you don't believe in things that can't be explained sufficiently you must have some pretty bad problems with gravity. My point was meant to be precisely that sometimes things work even when we don't quite know why and even though there are all sorts of bizarre stories woven around them. Like gravity. I expect we'll eventually work out why they work, but we don't have to suspend belief in the fact of their efficacy because we don't know why they're efficient. Like gravity.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 23rd, 2007 at 04:41:28 AM EST
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Sorry, I misinterpreted some things here. As long as you only meant phenomenons (and stories) that come from good evidence instead of shaky evidence created to back up stories, I'm with you.
Btw, gravity is an interesting case. My money is on loop quantum gravity, but I'm really no expert (my father is, though).

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Fri Aug 24th, 2007 at 04:56:28 AM EST
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Might I know your father?

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 1st, 2007 at 06:00:35 PM EST
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