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But I still say it is psychosomatic

Meaning it's all in the mind (but not in reality?)

The question is how far can you bend reality before it snaps back and says, "I am a wall, and you can't walk through me.  Hey!  Stop making a door!"

I am an ignoramus in all these matters, but as I get older and my body gets creakier I can rely less on natural bounce to move me through emptiness filled with assorted clusters--ouch!  Who put that chair there?--and I do think that western/modern/shallow approaches to ourselves/bodies as they react to the universe--as they touch each other--and where is the dividing line?  Anyway, I'm all for learning what works and using it.  How it works is part of the fun, of course, but at the edges everything spins and combines and separates and....the permaculture principle: Life thrives at boundaries, at the edges.  Also, for some reason, I connect this with Stephen J. Gould's example of measuring the coastline of Maine: it all depends on the measuring scale...

Facts are facts and cannot be denied by any rational being. (Often, facts are also not at all easy to determine or specify--but this question raises different issues for another time.) Facts, however, may also be highly scale dependent--and the perceptions of one world may have no validity or expression in the domain of another. The one-page map of Maine cannot recognize the separate boulders of Acadia, but both provide equally valid representations of a factual coastline.

And now I must

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 11:59:53 AM EST
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