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Belief without proof leads nowhere

Are there things we should not know? There are many responses to the impulse toward experience, therefore, we pass through the essential stage of experience on the way to wisdom. But it remains a stage, not an end in itself. Beauty leaves a physical imprint of its passage through the brain, and new research has shown that certain brains may be more receptive to it than others. Artistic geniuses may be more than cultural phenomena; they may be genetic abnormalities whose sensory faculties are in tune to the essences of form and color, and they possess a sensitivity others can only imagine. Psychopathological interhemispheric dynamics are altered, dissipating old behavioral attitudes and patterns.

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It is bad enough when someone takes the position that he(or she) has made up his(or her) mind and doesn't want to be confused by facts. It is worse when someone else makes up his(or her) mind for him(or her) and then he(or she) and then he(or she) dismisses any facts to the contrary by attributing bad motives to those who present those facts.

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moral luminaries

"The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others."
- Bertrand Russell

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