Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is Water H2O?

And I shall tell thee another thing. There is no substance of any of all the things that perish, nor any cessation for them of baneful death. They are only a mingling and interchange of what has been mingled. Substance … Continue reading

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A post wherein the author is caught singing opera

I have been debating for a week now whether this post is really a good idea. But now I realize that the edification and wholesome entertainment of my friends trumps any personal desires that I have to maintain an aura … Continue reading

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This is the day the Lord has made!

  Ok… Ok, due to popular demand I have decided to post one of my favorite Easter Hymns- even if it is in English. Just listen to this! This Is The Day (UPDATE: unfortunately these links no longer work! You … Continue reading

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History and Poetry

What has more the character of a scientist, the poet or the historian? That question might appear rather odd I suppose, because in our day we are accustomed to limit the word “scientist” only to those who wear some kind … Continue reading

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Loving Eastertide!

  Well, here we are in the fourth week of the Easter season and I hope it never ends! I was speaking with a good friend the other day in the church parking lot in Clinton, Massachusetts and we were … Continue reading

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What Would Socrates Do?

Well, someone at the Wall Street Journal is a reader of this blog. An excellent friend who is kind enough to share his subscription to the WSJ – even if slightly wrinkled, brought my attention to this. Having read this … Continue reading

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Pious Aeneas..Hey! Hey! Hey!

A certain young lady that I know is intending to write a paper on, “Whether Aeneas is Pious?” I think this is a splendid topic and have been struggling with just why I think it is a splendid topic. Here … Continue reading

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A Third Reason Why Philosphy is The Best and Most Noble Music

Let’s see if we can make this argument quickly and effectively! We have given two reason why Socrates said that “Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music.” We now present a third. Maybe there are more than three? But … Continue reading

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ὡς φιλοσοφίας μὲν οὔσης μεγίστης μουσικῆς

Well, its time to give one more reason to support Socrates when he said that Philosophy Is The Best And Most Noble Music Otherwise I might forget it and then where will we be? As we mentioned, one reason that … Continue reading

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The First Reason Why Philosophy Is The Best And Noblest Music

The first reason why philosophy is the best and noblest music is taken from what music shares with all the fine arts but has in a preeminent degree. All the fine arts are works of reason. (I prefer to say that … Continue reading

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