RE: [xmca] Concerning Luria

From: David Preiss (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2006 - 12:22:22 PST

That´s pretty unromantic, Mike, isn´t it? :) Pessimistic, at least. Can one be romantic and pessimistic at the same time? Ah, these post-romantic, postmodern times...

David D. Preiss Ph.D.
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mike Cole
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:19 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [xmca] Concerning Luria

In 1979, when I could not get the Luria autobio published without censorship, I opened my epilogue with the following expression of my understanding of his predicatment:

So I shall never waste my life‑span in a vain useless hope, seeking what cannot be, a flawless man among us all who feed on the fruits of the broad earth. But I praise and love every man who does nothing base from free will. Against necessity, even gods do not fight.

Simonides as was a bard who spent part of his life living in Syracus under a tyrant's control.

In 2005 more could be said. But the one true story? Don't expect there is one, but I certainly do not know what it is. mike

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