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Re: [xmca] beautiful and amazing evolution: Birds of paradise

Hi Mike,

That video reminded me of the following one on "uncontacted tribes" because both made me felt we were looking at some very primary phylogenetic experiences:


PLEASE WATCH IT. There is so much beauty on this planet and we scarcely can grasp and experience a minimum of it without damaging it. I wonder how much will be left for our daughters and their daughters. 

The video on uncontacted tribes is full of potential Vygotskian implications but I must confess that after watching the video a part of me wished those "tribes" be never contacted. (The same I felt after looking at those amazing birds).

Would this poem fit the experience of Litost? It sounds like a very civilized form of human misery:


Although Neruda's misery is apparently less social, I wonder whether those uncontacted tribes experience something like it.

Mysterious that you mention Neruda today: his body was just unburied to check whether he was poisoned and killed by the dictatorship.


On Apr 8, 2013, at 11:00 PM, mike cole wrote:

> Everyone is so busy, its hard to stop and allow oneself to be transported that way, David. Glad it connected for you.
> No one commented on the fragment from Kundera on Litost that I posted. I believe it is a kind of empirical verification of the kinds of claims that Manfred was making about cultural emotions. There must be some good examples from Neruda.
> I think it would help the discussion a lot, given our international, polyglot cultural second natures, if people could post accessible, compelling examples of the theoretical ideas they are promulgating in legible
> terms.
> mike
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM, David Preiss <daviddpreiss@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for sharing this, Mike.
> Evolution and beauty as a joint act. Wow!
> David
> On Apr 7, 2013, at 9:16 PM, mike cole wrote:
> > This brief film is really worth checking out on aesthetic and more narrowly
> > professional lines.
> > mike
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/embed/REP4S0uqEOc
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