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Re: [xmca] Re: Dogs
The Saint certainly captured the ontological power of cultural practices and human imaginations, Mike - something is what it is only within the forms of our practices that allow it to be. But I think NPR was being a bit more down to earth. So to speak.
On Nov 11, 2010, at 11:17 AM, mike cole wrote:
> I posted this scholarly account of humans and rocks a while back. Seems to
> suggest an answer to the co-evolution issue, Martin, although the gender
> ascription and individualism are a little unsettling.
> *A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates
> it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.*
> Antoine de Saint-Exupery<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/antoinedes161736.html>
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Martin Packer <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I turned on the radio this morning to catch the end of a news story about
>> the co-evolution of humans and rocks! Does anyone know what they were
>> talking about?
>> On Nov 10, 2010, at 10:33 PM, mike cole wrote:
>>>> When one steps back
>>>> and thinks of the quantity and scope of plants and animals that humans
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