Cogito ergo sum
Descartes’ dictum states that humans are conditioned to rationalize their experience … even to the point of maintaining ideas that contradict other accepted theories.
A case in point: fern seed. In earlier times, the fact that ferns did not appear to have any seeds was a puzzle for naturalists. They concluded,
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On a vacant lot in Grants Pen, a big tent was planted and on Sunday night, the revival meeting held its first service. From a mile away we listened to the testimonials and the whoops of redemption. Then the storm clouds drew in and the night turned black. The rain swept in from the sea,
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As I mentioned on the night of triumph of the new leader of Jamaica, it is the only country where you will here a politician say, God bless you, comrades!
However, the new Prime Minister has created more confusion with her more recent righteous-to-rass statements:
If I am appointed by the Almighty to be Prime
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Following up Zinnia’s links on my earlier post, I found this mildly interesting article, I was born this way, from the Jamaican Gleaner in 2001.
More fascinating was the comments page.
There’s an initially amusing flame war between TT and Saleem and his girlfriend, before the online casino comment spam takes over. The page was
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Last night I had one of those long, extraordinarily vivid dreams, where I can go off on tangents within the dream (the fabric of her robes and how she addressed the Ambassador), but I can always return to the strong central narrative. As often happens, the details began to fade as soon as I
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