25561RE: [energyresources] Re: Ted Trainer on Solar Hydrogen
- Nov 21, 2002
> -----Original Message-----I think it is one of the most simple minded books that I have ever read.
> From: gtyner [mailto:gtyner@...]
> Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 3:25 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [energyresources] Re: Ted Trainer on Solar Hydrogen
> William Tamblyn:
> Have you read Morrison's "Spirit in the Genes?"
> I think it is one of the best books that I have read.
> Gene Tyner, Sr., Norman, OK.
It bases its reductionist thinking fully and solely on the premise that
metaphysics is gene inspired fantasy, assuming the entirety of life to
be simply from the propensity of genes to propagate. That is an
unsubstantiated silliness to me, which only the true-blue scientific
materialists can accept because they are too fearful to step beyond what
they hold to be "provable" by their narrow methods.
"It is evident that however much we may analyse the physical and
sensible, we cannot by that means arrive at the Knowledge of the Self or
of ourselves or of that which we call God. The telescope, the
microscope, the scalpel, the retort and alembic cannot go beyond the
physical, although they may arrive at subtler and subtler truths about
the physical. If then we confine ourselves to what the senses and their
physical aids reveal to us and refuse from the beginning to admit any
other reality or any other means of knowledge, we are obliged to
conclude that nothing is real except the physical and that there is no
Self in us or in the universe, no God within and without, no ourselves
even except this aggregate of brain, nerves and body. But this we are
only obliged to conclude because we have assumed it firmly from the
beginning and therefore cannot but circle round to our original
Aurobindo; The Synthesis of Yoga -The Status of Knowledge, pg. 287
In a sense, the whole of creation may be said to be a movement between
two involutions, Spirit in which all is involved and out of which all
evolves downward to the other pole of Matter, Matter in which also all
is involved and out of which all evolves upward to the other pole of
--Aurobindo, "The Life Divine"
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