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Re: [existlist] Promises of adulthood

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  • Aija Veldre Beldavs
    ... i can see that the laws of nature are inviolable at the levels humans discover and formulate them, and humans learn to adapt and use them for their ends,
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 8, 2006
      > When, accommodating himself to the child, he intervened in the world of
      > time, you were perhaps able to turn back quickly from the wrong way if
      > you were on it. Now, however, your whole life is up to you - and then
      > judgment comes in eternity. ~
      > Soren Kierkegaard, "Journals and Papers", Vol. 2 [pp507-8],

      i can see that the laws of nature are inviolable at the levels humans
      discover and formulate them, and humans learn to adapt and use them for
      their ends, though for their own survival, they need to respect the
      ecology that sustains them. but there is much less agreement about any
      universal social laws, so rigidly equating social with natural law is at
      best a partial truth with potential for abuse and its backlash. however,
      setting up as a guiding social meta-principle to try to be humanly
      compassionate/ responsible avoids much of the abuse of overextended
      partial-truths.

      aija
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