2009.06.14 07:00 - Socrates Don't Listen to the Cambridge Dude

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Adams Rubble. The comments are by Adams Rubble.

    I arrived to find Nymf already sitting at the pavilion. Later we were joined by Neela

    Nymf Hathaway: Hello Adams :)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Nymf :)
    Adams Rubble: How are you today?
    Nymf Hathaway: Doing well thank you and how are you?
    Adams Rubble: I am well too, thank you :)
    Nymf Hathaway: Do you have a subject in mind?
    Adams Rubble: No, not yet, Is there something you would like to talk about?
    Nymf Hathaway: No I haven't a topic just yet :) hoping you would :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: It will come to us
    Nymf Hathaway: agrees :)
    A little APAPB
    Adams Rubble: I was sitting next to the window with a very cool, damp bvreeze blowing on me this morning
    Adams Rubble: and thinking about APAPB
    Adams Rubble: and how the cool air and myself related to Being
    Adams Rubble: No conclusions, mind you
    Nymf Hathaway: Nice :) sounds like a wonderful moment...and what did you discover?
    Nymf Hathaway: ah
    Adams Rubble: just the thought
    Nymf Hathaway: Just being is good
    Adams Rubble: It did not seem important to take it to whatever ends I could imagine but just connect to timelessness
    Nymf Hathaway: I often have these when I llok at the sky at clear evenings
    Nymf Hathaway: look
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Nymf Hathaway: You feel so small
    Adams Rubble nods
    Adams Rubble: It is important to bounce out of our petty concerns :)
    Nymf Hathaway: agrees
    Nymf Hathaway: see the bigger picture
    Adams Rubble nods
    Nymf Hathaway: if we are even able :)
    Adams Rubble: at least remind ourselves that there is a bigger picture
    Adams Rubble: maybe that is all that is necessary
    Adams Rubble: that is a change in me. hehe
    Adams Rubble: I used to worry about trying to think it out...that there would be some kind of answer
    Adams Rubble: Maybe for the scientist that IS important :)
    Nymf Hathaway: :)
    Nymf Hathaway: well it tickles them to find the answers
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: I can appreciate the quest :)
    Scaring Ourselves with th Big Picture
    Nymf Hathaway: Once I was feeling scary by the thought...we are on earth...and earth is hanging in the universe...what if it goes out of orbit...you do not want to go there I can tell you :)
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Adams Rubble: Easy to scare ourselves
    Nymf Hathaway: yes
    Adams Rubble: The BBC had a report about the earth crashing into Mars, Venus or Mercury
    Adams Rubble: Turned out they were talking about 14 billioon years from now
    Nymf Hathaway: woops
    Nymf Hathaway: :)
    Nymf Hathaway: I love the BBC though
    Adams Rubble: yes, but we can handle that :)
    Nymf Hathaway: beautiful documentaries
    Adams Rubble: I used to try to imagine what is beyond the universe
    Adams Rubble: then my head would explode :)
    Nymf Hathaway: Nice thoughts...have those as well
    Nymf Hathaway: yes
    Nymf Hathaway: it seems to big to grasp
    Adams Rubble: not anything we could know
    Adams Rubble: gets down to the whole thing sitting on the back of a turtle
    Adams Rubble: or carried around in someone's pocket
    Adams Rubble giggles
    Nymf Hathaway: More and more people think it is something like the matrix...in someone elses brain
    Nymf Hathaway: yes
    Nymf Hathaway: odd thought
    Nymf Hathaway: because I would like the host to do us better than
    Adams Rubble: many people say that about my thoughts. hehe
    Nymf Hathaway: hahhaha
    Nymf Hathaway: phone
    Adams Rubble: OK
    Nymf Hathaway: Back :)
    Adams Rubble: wb :)
    Nymf Hathaway: Thank you :)
    Cambridge Professor approves of hemlock for Socrates
    Nymf Hathaway: Seems a professor from Cambridge is saying Socrates was rightfully pushed for the Hamlock, did you read this?
    Adams Rubble: no !!?!
    Adams Rubble: must be a philospher. giggles
    Nymf Hathaway: I was a bit shocked as well...how can someone who makes others think critically be rightfully ordered to die...very odd conclusion
    Adams Rubble: someone who likes capital punishment for one
    Nymf Hathaway: yes
    Adams Rubble: Hello Neela, nice to see you :)
    Nymf Hathaway: Hello Neela :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Hi Adams, nice to meet you Nymf
    Nymf Hathaway: Nice to meet you Neela :)
    Adams Rubble: Neela, Nymf just mentioned a Cambridge professor who thinks it was right that Scorates had to drink the hemlock
    Neela Blaisdale: and why was it right?
    Nymf Hathaway: his final conclusion :(
    Nymf Hathaway: I think not...
    Neela Blaisdale: Ah...
    Adams Rubble: the Cambridge professor is a sour person who passes judgement on people who lived thousands of years ago
    Neela Blaisdale: Cambidge UK or MA?
    Adams Rubble giggles
    Nymf Hathaway: he claimed Athens was right...since he was stiring the students not to accept the local gods
    Adams Rubble: I am sure it is UK Neela
    Nymf Hathaway: UK
    Adams Rubble: Nobody in Massachusetts woyld think like that
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Nymf Hathaway: hahhahah
    Neela Blaisdale: Probsbly not:)
    Adams Rubble: It would be hard to get attention if one thinks it was a harsh judgment
    Adams Rubble: Maybe one day, only the very oddest of views will get aired :)
    Nymf Hathaway: yes you have a point there
    Adams Rubble has a good chance for air time. hehe
    Neela Blaisdale: :)
    Adams Rubble is thhinking of all the paintings of Socrates
    Nymf Hathaway: if she thinks of him she sees Pila...walking around in a group of eager students :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Pila better stay out of Cambridge
    Neela Blaisdale: :)
    Nymf Hathaway: hahahhaha
    Fortunate to live at a time when we are free to express oursleves
    Nymf Hathaway: we (or let me speak for myself) are lucky to have been born at this point in time... Greece probably would have killed me as well :)
    Adams Rubble wouldn't have made it through the inquisition
    Neela Blaisdale: me too for sure....
    Adams Rubble: It is probably a good thing to think about the fragility of our open societies
    Nymf Hathaway: agrees
    Neela Blaisdale: Hope they're not too fragile....
    Adams Rubble nods
    Adams Rubble: there are always forces pressing in
    Nymf Hathaway: Will take this thought into rl...biking in the woods with my son. Wishing everyone a nice conversation and till soon
    Adams Rubble: thanks Nymf. have a good bike ride :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Bye Nymf
    Nymf Hathaway: Bye bye thanks :)
    Adams Rubble: I have to go too. bye Neela :)
    Neela Blaisdale: Bye Adams:)
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