Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Something ...


There is something amazing in Bach's orchestral suites, I cannot describe it, or maybe it has something to do with my occasionally more depressed mood than the music itself :)
It is so simple and so elegant, and so deeply influence me ...

I am thinking about justice and fairness in the big scheme of things, kind of related to religious beliefs and a fair God, etc. and I came to the conclusion that it is inconsistent with evolution and natural selection. That is, someone who accepts evolution and natural selection as forces who shaped life on earth, cannot believe that there is justice in the big picture

Here is the freaky part ... I feel a relation between the two paragraphs !?!!!

2 comments:

  1. What is the definition of "justice"?

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  2. A couple of things to clarify but not an exact definition:
    - That there are consequences to the deeds, so that if you do good things you will be rewarded, etc.
    - That there are compensations for misfortunes, so that if you are born with a deficiency it ultimately brings some benefit to you
    To me fairness is a valuable social concept, simply because believing it is so widespread among humans and even some animals, but I think part of the religious beliefs may simply be a try to extrapolate the concept to the whole world.
    The opposite view is that life is inherently random and there is no grand governing rule, like fairness or faith, for it

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