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Dear Mr Markiewicz,
I should like to request permission to reproduce an extract from 'Disinformation as a War Crime', Vagabond 57.
My intention is to use the extract as an illustrative citation of usage to accompany my entry at 'disinformation' in a glossary of argumentation that I am preparing for my students.
Naturally, I am acknowledging all material I am citing from outside sources.
I very much hope that you will feel able to accede to my request, and I thank you in anticipation of your consideration.
Professor and Director
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clearwater Bayv Kowloon
Hong Kong, China
Certainly, go ahead. WM
I read your piece on Mind and Brain with interest. Two points: one, that British research purportedly showing young people with almost no cerebral cortex is highly controversial. Their brain scans were done at a time when scanning technologies were primitive and the scientists behind the reports was, at least when I talked to him several years ago, unwilling to discuss the matter.
Second I can't agree you that nature is not concerned with economy - that is practically all nature IS concerned with. Seeds may be scattered randomly but you can be sure that over millions of years, that has turned out to be more economical than somehow targetting them to ideal plots of soil. Numbers of leaves or sperm must be seen in the light of what the alternative would be, and every design enhancement would itself have an energy cost associated with it. Natural selection weeds out the unnecessary very quickly.
(Name and email address withheld)
Dear Mr. Markiewicz,
Spent some time yesterday and today reading your articles.
I am taking the liberty of sending you some material related to some of them.
Thank you for a refreshing resource,
"Sam Vaknin, Ph.D." firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note: After clicking, a quick 'page down' or 'find' will take you to the articles mentioned below in case you don't see the title at once. WM)
(Related to "Philosophy of the Media" - Vagabond September 97)
I. "The Christiane Way"
II. "Books of the Damned"
(Related to "Do Humans Change?" - Vagabond November 99)
Here is an epistolary dialogue regarding the continuing evolution of Mankind:
(Related to "Are the Serbs Doomed to Extinction?" - Vagabond September 95)
I wrote a trilogy about the obfuscation created by Western media propagated myths regarding Serbia and its role in the Yugoslav wars of secession:
(Part 1)..., (Part 2)..., (Part 3)
(Related to "A Propos Russian Elections" - Vagabond July 96)
I think you will find my article "The Janus Look" of interest.
(Related to "Empiricism vs. Formula in Psychoanalysis" - Vagabond September 99)
"Psychology as Storytelling"
(Regarding "The Complex Paths of Creativity" - Vagabond November 96)
"The Basic Dilemma of the Artist"
Bravo, nice way to see our story, with quite accurate details. For sure, without mix we go nowhere, and only the mix is bringing advancement to the world, this is true in all fields, from Science to Arts (in music the future is in world beat for example).
Being a quebeker myself I was however surprised about the purchase of a woman for a bag of flour, this should had been at least "rare". Being also United Nations Civil servant, I see that more and more peoples realised that race and flags do not mean anything, we are first Human beings. Thanks."Guy Gauvreau" email@example.com
Throughout history the invaders and the conquered ones have tended to mix. In general, the second generation doesn't remember being mixed and often adopts the nationalistic doctrines. In the case of disparate racial differences, the process is slower but, in principle, the same. WM
I am impressed by your voluminous writings. I have focused on the philosophy section to get a feel of where you are coming from. This letter originates from the email contact at the bottom of "What is morality?" I've read your "Western Peoples and Civilisation", "Notes about evolution", Eternity and Determinism", "Tidbit's", "This dangerous Universe". It's all very good, Quite broad and broad-minded, and I offer no criticisms except this comment; as a systematic thinker I wonder if I can offer you a new perspective, such that you might find a theme [i.e. idea or logic] that gives structure to your musings. This need not compromise being a vagabond.
Anyway, let me invite you to my website http://www.logos-logic.com where you can apply yourself to a definitive metaphysic and see what results. If I have failed to find your doctrine then please mention it.
I don't see any particular doctrine as my driving force although in retrospect some common denominator may appear. WM
Very interesting article, dude. It looks as if you've done a little research on this subject. Is 6,000,000 an accurate number? Or was it really more? It's almost as if any Jew that died of natural causes (instead of persecution) in the last 2,000 years was probably in the minority.
"Sir Fone" firstname.lastname@example.org
As the world population explosion started relatively late, your remark may not be so far out as you think. WM
Why do you think Jews have always been persecuted?
Regarding persecution of the Jews, see "Who is Attacked?" in the November 99 issue. WM
Among the black holes in the deepest deep
On the undiscovered ocean floor
Where isolated tropical islands root
Countless luminous seaworms squirm
The coelacanth swims, from eons past,
Unfathomable deeps no sunlight appears
Eyeless creatures crawl about
Stirring the sands of endless time
The luminous stone of Nazca blinks
Obscured by the wondrous sea grown things
Recording all the drifts and colors for
the founders future times, the
Ones who came before when earth was young
Suddenly the signal comes
To float above the mushroom crop
recording all once more
The Nazca Stone circles one last time
over the landing fields
of those that came before
To wave one last farewell
To ancient spirits that still linger there
Then drifts into outer space
To seek the other world on which to wait
Velikovsky's "Worlds in Collision"
Science has now proved true
"Chariots of the Gods" is a similar vision
and Von Daniken will receive his due.
* A plain or desert plateau two miles above sea level in South America -- artifacts found dated 8000 BC
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