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Thread subject: PLATO- Totally off Topic
Name Date Message
Celeste 07/06/10 05:59 am Just posting this because some may find it interesting...off topic, but then who knows, as it has not been totally decoded:-)
Wonder what his thoughts are on wildlife?

PLATO
Shelley 07/06/10 06:31 am Cool!! Thanks for this, Celeste
Nancy L 07/06/10 11:01 am Thanks, Celeste.
Pamela 07/06/10 11:07 am ". . The decoded messages also open up a surprising way to unite science and religion. The awe and beauty we feel in nature, Plato says, shows that it is divine; discovering the scientific order of nature is getting closer to God. This could transform todayĆ¢€™s culture wars between science and religion."
The above material taken from the article Celeste posted is the message I received from E.O. Wilson's book, CREATION, which is well worth reading.
cathleen 07/06/10 02:03 pm I love this! Certainly all of Western civilization rests on Plato's ideas, and in Greek philosophy in general. But we have forgotten the main idea: understanding that the integration of mathematics, numbers, music, art and nature are all part of one beautifully complex system...
Thanks, Celeste.
martyc35 07/06/10 05:45 pm Good news. I've always preferred Plato to Aristotle, that dude who hooked Western Civilization on thinking based on two: up/down, near/far, big/little, right/wrong, you know. He often found opposites where there are none, and this has led to an absolutism that has repeatedly got us into trouble. War/peace, for instance. Plato was much more of a relativist. Uniting science with religion instead of lining them up against each other is much to be preferred.
marty

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