Tag Archives: quality

Reading Lila – Celebrity

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You can measure the quality of a university by comparing the relative strengths of the celebrity patterns and the intellectual patterns.

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Reading Lila – Science

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If scientists had simply said Copernicus was right and Ptolemy was wrong without any willingness to further investigate the subject, then science would have simply become another minor religious creed.

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Reading Lila – New York

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Biological man doesn’t invent cities or societies any more than pigs and chickens invent the farmer that feeds them.

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Reading Lila – Sex & Me & We

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The language of mental intelligence has nothing to say to the cells directly. They don’t understand it. The language of the cells has nothing to say to the mind directly. It doesn’t speak that language either.

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Reading Lila – Morals – Ideas Kill Societies

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Just as it is more moral for a doctor to kill a germ than a patient, so it is more moral for an idea to kill a society than it is for a society to kill an idea.

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Reading Lila – Better is Everything

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If chemistry professors exercise choice, and chemistry professors are composed exclusively of atoms, then it follows that atoms must exercise choice too.

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Reading Lila – Machine Language

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Trying to explain social moral patterns in terms of inorganic chemistry patterns is like trying to explain the plot of a word-processor novel in terms of a computer’s electronics. You can’t do it.

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Reading Lila – Carbon

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Evolution can’t be a continuous forward movement. It must be a process of ratchet-like steps …

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Reading Lila – Chemistry Professors

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If we leave a chemistry professor out on a rock in the sun long enough the forces of nature will convert him into simple compounds.

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Reading Lila – Dynamic is Better, Static is Good Too

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Life can’t exist on dynamic quality alone. It has no staying power.

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Reading Lila – Dynamic & Static

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Static Quality emerges in the wake of Dynamic Quality.

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Reading Lila – Platypus

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The world comes to us in an endless stream of puzzle pieces that we would like to think all fit together somehow, but that in fact never do.

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Reading Lila – Metaphysics of Quality

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… one can then examine intellectual realities the same way he examines paintings in an art gallery, not with an effort to find the ‘real’ painting, but simply to enjoy and keep those that are of value.

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Reading Lila – Sitting on a Hot Stove

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small boats stopping right there is what got the city started in the first place

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Reading Lila – Definitions

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Getting drunk and picking up bar-ladies and writing metaphysics is a part of life.

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Reading Lila – Indians

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I was born where there were no enclosures, and where everything drew a free breath.

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