Started by kowalskil, September 30, 2015, 06:05:04 PM
Quote from: Baruch on September 30, 2015, 07:52:26 PMMy favorite rabbi is a rebbe, Rebbe Nachman of Bratislav. He was a spiritual storyteller, prayer warrior and died 200 years ago. He was initially intrigued by Kabbalah, being a descendant of Baal Shem Tov, but dropped that particular "spiritual superstructure" in favor of humble simplicity.So yes, imaginary entities are wonderful creations of human beings ... but they aren't epistemology, they are aesthetics. I agree with my Rebbe, that speculative metaphysics is ... questionable and arrogant. If I created a story ... and someone doesn't appreciate it, then they can listen to another or make their own.
Quote from: Baruch on October 02, 2015, 06:53:07 AMGenerally rabbis are smarter than priests and imams .. but then I am prejudiced ;-) Some Jews are storytellers, others are physicists. Wanting everyone to be a physicist is just as manic as our Catholic poster. Because as any mathematician can tell you, physicists don't understand math ;-)
Quote from: stromboli on October 02, 2015, 09:34:28 AMPhysicists don't understand math? All this time........
Quote from: Baruch on October 02, 2015, 01:21:04 PMYes, Fourier, Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, Riemann, Hamilton did some excellent mathematics. But when he was they were doing it, was he were they physicists or was he were they mathematicians ;-)