From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 18:12:57 -0000 Archived: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:01:52 -0500 Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 10:42:11 -0600 >Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List <snip> >Sorry, Ray, but you just made my point. >When a decent awareness of established knowledge in established >disciplines, plus an intelligent respect for logical thinking, >is equated with "accepting a guru," then the problems I outlined >are demonstrated for all to see. Hi Jerry, Hate to appear to quibble*, and that seems OK at face value but on examination it's either over-restrictive or virtually meaningless: i) 'a decent awareness' is open to interpretation (and claims); ii) 'established knowledge' demands blind acceptance of the text-books - all obsolete, many before being printed; iii) 'established disciplines' presumes no further, presently unimagined, disciplines will emerge; iv) 'intelligent respect' again is open to interpretation (and claims); and v) 'logical thinking', while I've often been tempted to use it, avoids the question; "Whose logic?". For instance, Anthony Roberts and Geoff Gilbertson in 'The Dark gods: Do they Haunt Us Still?' made an interesting point: "The numerous phenomena manifest just outside any knowledge- framework of the receivers, and yet they seem to have 'natural laws' and formal interconnections of their own" I.e - indicating a working 'logic' which is nevertheless inimicable to 'established knowledge'. Cheers Ray D * although the etymologists seem unaware, I believe the word derives from the apparently endless (in earlier times) discussions about the _exact_ direction (qibla) one should face in order to be pointing at the Ka'aba in Mecca. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qibla Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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