Foreign and ancient

Subject: Foreign and ancient
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 10:32:04 EDT

Foreign could be as far away as the person sitting next to me (or the
other one[s] sitting inside my head !?), and ancient could be as
distant as yesterday [or other parallel time dimensions].

As I see it, if you challenge the concept of communication, it is
micro- and macro-, the differences being those of degree, not
principle. (*)



(*) And the old joke about the man (some say Churchill, others George
Bernard Shaw) who asks a woman if she'd sleep with him for a million
dollars. When she says yes, he asks if she'd sleep with him for five
dollars, and indignant, she exclaims "What do you think I am?"

The famous answer? "We're already established what you are, ma'am,
now we're just haggling over the price."

At 10:11 -0400 2005/08/03, wrote:
>Of course, when viewing foreign or ancient art, our understanding of
>it is not the same as those who live/d in that culture [time].

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