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posted 17 Aug 2010, 09:27 by Oliver Slay   [ updated 21 Aug 2011, 19:43 ]
From my original homepage...

Teach Yourself Human Anatomy & Physiology"From the physiological view, the brain is only the centre of a glorified reflex arc, to which consciousness has been added as an incidental by-product.  It does nothing independently, only in response to stimulation from outside." 

Camus - Rebel"If our time admits with equanimity that murder has its justification, this is because of the indifference to life which is the mark of nihilism."

Krishnamurti - The First & Last Freedom"Surely the present crisis is different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas [in this case democracy - o]. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideation. We are quarrelling with ideas, we are justifying murder; everywhere in the world we are justifying murder as a means to a righteous end, which is itself is unprecedented. Before, evil was recognised to be evil, murder was recognised to be murder, but now murder is a means to achieve a noble result [spread of democracy -o]. Murder, whether of one person or of a group of people, is justified, because the murderer, or the group that the murderer represents, justifies it as a means of achieving a result which will be beneficial to man. That is, we sacrifice the present for the future - and it does not matter what means we employ as long as our declared purpose is to produce a result which we say will be beneficial to man. Therefore, the implication is that a wrong means will produce a right end and you justify the wrong means through ideation [democracy-o]."