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Hear say not here say
I'm sorry, the words I wanted to use are "hear say" not "here say" in my last comment to you.

posted by moderate on March 25, 2005 at 7:08 PM | link to this | reply

A preponderance of evidence.


I am not an attorney or knowledgeable in legal matters but I did read a statement given by Edwin I. Caleb, District Attorney of Klamath County District Attorney's Office, "civil court most often need to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence."  My curiousity of the term "preponderance" caused me to investigate the definition of preponderance. Taken from "preponderance" means, "superiority in weight, force, importance, or influence." In Terri Shiavo's situation, are evidences against the Schindler family "superior in weight, force, importance or influence" when doctors have said that Terri is a candidate for rehabilitation in early years of  her affliction yet, it was my understanding Judge Grear had refused such rehabilitation. It is difficult for me to understand why judges in this case are taking heresay words as being superior in weight, force, importance or influence. The only person  who knows what Terri wants is Terri.


posted by moderate on March 25, 2005 at 5:43 PM | link to this | reply

You remind me of my friend ShawnMichel here,
deep, thoughtful, peaceful yet struggling. It is soothing to me that even brilliant people like you and Shawn struggle. Makes me feel less inadequate. Have a nice weekend Temple :)

posted by Flumpystalls3000 on March 24, 2005 at 5:29 PM | link to this | reply

That was a metaphor for the secret underlying all creation....

the concept of the Golden Mean is one of the intriguing concepts of balance to acheive apparent miracles....

The text below might help....sorry to leave such a long comment!



The Golden Mean is a ratio which has fascinated generation after generation, and culture after culture. It can be expressed succinctly in the ratio of the number "1" to the irrational "l.618034... ", but it has meant so many things to so many people, that a basic investigation of what might is the "Golden Mean Phenomenon" seems in order. So much has been written over the centuries on the Mean, both fanciful imaginings and recondite mathematicizations, that a review of the literature on the subject would be oversize, and probably lose the focus of the problem.

This purpose of this paper is to state in the simplest form problems which relate to the Golden Mean, and pursue a variety of directions which aim to explain the origin of this remarkable ratio and its ultimate meaning in the world of mind and matter.

In modern times there has been much interest in the Golden Proportion, Section or Mean. Since the Renaissance it has been used extensively in art and architecture, it figures in the Venetian Church of St. Mark built early in the 16th century, and has become a standard proportion for width in relation to height as used in facades of buildings, in window sizing, in first story to second story proportion, at times in the dimensions of paintings and picture frames. There is something "satisfactory" about the relationships of the Greek "divided lines" proportion, which some have felt to be modern acculturation since the Renaissance. In the l930's the Pratt Institute of New York did a study on various rectangular proportions laid out as vertical frames, and asked several hundred art students to comment on which seemed the most pleasing. The ratio of 1 : 2 was least liked, while the Golden Ratio was favored by a very large margin, which seemed to point to the actual dimensions as generating a pleasing response by their size.

The French architect LeCorbusier noted that the human body when measured from foot to navel and then again from navel to top of head, showed average numbers very near to the Golden Ratio. He extended this to height compared with arm-span, and designed doorways consonant with these numbers. But of course much of this was based in averages rather than exact numbers, and so falls into the general area of esthetic design, rather than mathematical proportion.

However studies have shown that the patterns of tree- branching adhere to the GM proportion, although again not exactly, while the dendritic cracking in certain metallic alloys which occurs as very low temperatures is basically GM based. In an entirely different area, Duckworth at Princeton found in the early l940's a GM relationship in the length of paragraphs in Vergil's Aeneid, with the figures becoming ever more accurate as larger samples were taken. Lendvai has demonstrated that Bartok used the GM ratio extensively in composing music, the question remaining whether an artist as an educated person uses the GM ratio consciously as a framework for his work, or unconsciously because of its ubiquitous appearance in the world around us, something we sense by living in a GM proportioned world...............

posted by Meringue on March 24, 2005 at 2:56 AM | link to this | reply

When you find truth Unidentified hacker,you do not own it,you become it...

...a good deal of introspection there...Temple...and the search for the Golden Mean....all the best

posted by Meringue on March 24, 2005 at 2:35 AM | link to this | reply

where is the pebble?

right, left, or center?

can you help me?

I don't know where to look...

I'm so tired...

posted by jimmy68 on March 23, 2005 at 3:27 PM | link to this | reply

I liked the thoughts about finding your truth in times of distress.  I've seen that happen in my life as well...

posted by DarrkeThoughts on March 22, 2005 at 3:39 PM | link to this | reply


posted by WileyJohn on March 22, 2005 at 9:29 AM | link to this | reply

Good morning
This is the first post of yours I've read, and I think I've found a new person to read regularly =). Your search for truth interests me very much. You say that the truth lies in between, which I would take to mean something like “I have my truth, you have your truth, but the absolute or real truth is somewhere in between.” This is a very common thought, and perhaps a fairly sound one. But what if there are no absolute truths, only subjectivity? Buddhism would say that The Absolute Truth is that nothing in this world is absolute. Also consider this: If you were to find some Ultimate Truth, that is, you were to discover a truth that was beyond only your perspective and consciousness, that truth would then become your truth. And when it became your truth, it would again be subjective, seeing as how not everyone else held the same belief. So, in order for there to be some ultimate and absolute truth, wouldn’t it have to be shared by every living organism on the planet? How can there possibly be an absolute truth when it is still subjected to your interpretation? If two people found this absolute truth, would they view it the same way? So many questions, and never any answers.

posted by Unidentified_Hacker on March 21, 2005 at 10:52 AM | link to this | reply

Hey baby girl...
keep following the road...the journey is the purpose...peace

posted by jimmy68 on March 21, 2005 at 7:52 AM | link to this | reply

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