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Last summer, Mannion wrote a pair of lovely posts about human connection and its being one of the great mysteries of the universe. Connection is one of my favorite topics; I could endlessly discuss the many ways that humans find... [Read More]

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Martin Langeland

Very, very nice exploration of our essential connundrum: how do we relate.
I wrote a post comprised of a few quotes from last week's blogtopia discusson of astrology coupled to a science Friday piece by Dark Syde on Daily Kos to come at it from a more oblique angle: If 95% of the universe is inperceptable by us, why should anything not be a surprise? That is to say: why do we insist that that is impossible or that the other is the only way things might be.
Then Roy from Alicu blog capped it with a beautiful meditation on the difference between talking to one who is sure of his knowledge compared to discussion with one who listens as well as he talks and is always willing to change his opinions if the facts warrant it.
Thank you for writing your blog.
-- ml
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darms

Winter of 1971 we met & fell in love. Soon after I was forced to move but we kept things going through frequent letters and occasional visits. Unfortunately by the time the next winter was upon us, her father despised me and forced her to end it but we never broke up per se. I was 16, she 15. And I never forgot her. Finally found her last September - it was as if we just resumed our conversation, just picked it right up where we left off all those lifetimes ago. Even though we cannot be together right now, we're at 1500 emails or so and still counting... And our shared dream is that in one of those parallel universes, she & I just celebrated our 35th anniversary. Uncanny.

& I too thank you for writing this

Michael Bains

Even though it saps Windows resources, I've kept Firefox running since yesterday morning, when I finished part one. I started on Part 2 and Uncle Merlin wigged me out, cuz he was too much like that film "What the *Bleep* Do We Know" and I have a very emotional reaction to people's interpretations of theories being far different from what the theory actually implies or indicates.

I think that's cuz I'm nowhere near as smart as I wish I was. Not dumb by a mile, but I've too often wished I was quicker on the uptake, especially vis-a-vie mathematics and, somewhat paradoxically, deeper interpersonal stuff.

I'm pretty sure that's why I can tend towards - I don't know - holier-than-though sounding writing sometimes, especially when I'm sure of my topic. I don't do it all the time and I never like it, and have only been able to change it very slowly over the time I've been online. I'm just trying to say that I think you're an actual role-model for me, in how to be objective and still so very emotionally compelling in your style.

I'm always glad when I return to your posts. They're always worth it.

Thanks, friend. I'm gonna go shut up now. lol

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