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The depth and persistance of Westworld veneration of Plato, architect of republic, hierarchy of labors sine qua non, never ceases to amaze me.

A sense of the ironical in your remarks is quite faint.

English is "easy on the word 'design'". The noun means plan. The verb means to plan. Meanwhile  "invention" denotes novelty, a new plan. The conceit with which certain persons --platonic philosophers if you will-- attribute fashionable designs wholly to nations should need no introduction.

To illustrate irony: Are you acquainted with the word teleology?

Isn't it Aristotle whose classical literature divined the "good" to whom you appeal? Pull some quotes (I won't) so that we can properly analyze the servile objects pictured above and the propriety of any pleasure they may evoke by their very existence.

It [beauty] wasn't the original intention.

That is a profound question, leading from one's apprehension of design and intimidation under hierarchical assignments of authority.

I must go now but will say this now: Beauty is awesome, in many respects incomprehensible. This is especially true when a design is undetectable to the untrained gaze.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Jun 15th, 2009 at 08:35:25 AM EST
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