Quote of the day–John Lilly

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or it becomes true.

John Lilly
[See also what Paul Simon said on essentially the same topic.

There are lots of examples of this. It helps explain why there are so many religions that have incompatible “immutable truths”. It helps explain advocates of socialism even after the deaths of tens of millions and the misery of 100’s of millions by those attempting to build a “workers paradise”. And in my favorite example it helps explain why Chicago politicians put up such an irrational defense in the McDonald v. Chicago case (via Dave Hardy)–Joe]

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  1. Also Paul Simon:
    “When I think back on all the crap I learned in High School.. It’s a wonder I can think at all.”

    I went to High School 4 decades ago and Civics wasn’t about the form and function of government, but how to manipulate it.

    Same for the “Cognate Stuctures” History/Civics year in college about 20 years ago (20 year plan for my degree…) we didn’t crack opent the Constitution or any other of the foundation pieces of our Republic.

    I guess I could say “When I think back on all the crap I learned in college…..”

    Heh… And now the Kodachrome is gone….

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