Started by Cassia, July 28, 2020, 07:58:56 PM
Quote from: Cassia on July 28, 2020, 07:58:56 PMâ€œThere is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved.â€]
Quote from: aitm on August 01, 2020, 07:50:06 AMA romantic view. As particularly lucky humans can and will prescribe, the world is a wonderful beautiful thing. I would suggest that this view is not reality for the majority of humans who struggle with constant fear and hunger and diseases. Weâ€™re we to go one step further and consider the animal kingdom, I doubt they consider this world grand at all but a life of constant wariness and fear-if indeed they experience fear as we do. When your life is destined to be eaten...at any moment by another creature or man-given we donâ€™t really know if they understand that, I would hesitate to claim all that is, is grandeur. To those of us lucky enough to life in a place where our concerns are merely pedantic comparatively, we have the luxury of examining our universe, the mountains, the oceans and proclaim....ahhh, ainâ€™t life grand.Reminds me of many of our philosophers of the past, many Iâ€™f not most came from relative wealth and had the time and luxury of sitting on their ass...pondering, while millions in â€œthirdâ€ world countries were doing all they can to make it to noon alive.Life ainâ€™t grand, we got lucky enough to be put in a position where we have the time and luxury to think life is grand.
Quote from: Mike Cl on August 01, 2020, 10:18:47 AMI am lucky enough to have an entire backyard that is an organic garden. Good eats right now. But it is a constant battle with heat and bugs. I imagine the harmful (to me and my plants) bugs regard me as the huge, gloved, devil who kills! And I do given the chance. Nature is wonderful! And Cruel beyond belief. I encourage spiders (not blackwidows) to make webs, catch bugs and suck the life out of them as they live. My garden is beautiful and horrid all at once. As Campbell says--the purpose of life is life; even if you have to destroy life to gain it or keep it.
Quote from: Cassia on August 16, 2020, 07:16:12 AMWell, discrete sampling (as in taking a measurement) always results in artifacts even in macro world. You are, after all convolving a time function (be it continuous or discrete) with a finite discrete impulse series.