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"....The truth is out there."

-- Dr. Jerome Jackson, 2002 (... & Agent Fox Mulder)

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

-- Hamlet

"All truth passes through 3 stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident."

-- Arthur Schopenhauer






Monday, December 17, 2007

 

-- "Dear Virginia" --

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S'pose it's time to repeat another post from a previous December (hmmm... could it become a Christmas tradition):

In the spirit of the season just quoting a few lines from the famous letter written by a newspaper editor in 1897 to a young girl who's 'little friends' informed her there was no Santa Claus:

"Dear Virginia:

Your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge..."

To all the searchers out there, don't let 'little minds' get ya down...
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Elsewhere on the Web:

If you missed Bob Simon's wonderful "60 Minutes" feature (last Sunday) on conservation biologist's Bruce Beehler's work in the remote Foja Mountains of Indonesia (...or just want to watch it again), it's available via a video link from this page:

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml

(click on Dec. 16 "Garden of Eden" story)

Another Foja video, somewhat prefatory to the "60 Minutes" piece, is here:

http://www.conservation.org/campaigns/Pages/foja_video.aspx

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