"Robert Eberwein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> opined: > In our quest to appear that we *have it together* it can seem tempting to > abandon both logic and our instincts. We’ve been hearing this kind of stuff > for so long: Enlightentment/Existential patter that wants us to believe that > we are even LESS than the sum of our parts. In the absence of 100% of the data one can only understand what one DOESN'T know. Those seeking the entire sausage will probably be disappointed whilst in the bodies we're presently using, and anyone professing to actually have all the answers, well... > ...Folks > are much less likely to attend art openings where there is only red dripped > on Plexiglas. People almost definitely won’t pay 40 bucks to watch some > fool sit silently at a piano. Well, people HAVE spent such money to "hear silence". But in the interest of uh, "art openings," I invite you to my OWN at http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery.html - and, should anyone be interested in my executing some artwork for their covers, I invite those inquiries as well! But no matter how much we're part of the same circuit, no matter how much some mistake this for being One People (a sadly popular phrase that gets dug up whenever there's some conflict at hand), we're all still individual elements of that Great Circuit. Therefore we all not only possess different viewpoints etc.; I believe that this variation has ensured the survival of the human race for eons. Stephen Goodman http://www.earthlight.net/Studios * The free Loop of the Week! http://www.mp3.com/StephenGoodman * New MP3 Releases! http://StephenGoodman.iuma.com * Even more MP3s!