Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mars Hill audio Journal - you can download a copy of this audio magazine from

Quotes and comments;
- In this sample (hosted by Ken Myers) you get nine short interviews with various people.
- on one section Dana Gioia reads a poem (I enjoyed) called Words.
- one section features Mary Midgley, speaking about her book poetry and science. In the interview she talks about metaphors in science... and how Darwin scored a big triumph for evolution by speaking of 'selection' - natural selection being a metaphor based on (playing off of) the idea of artificial selection (of qualities) in animal breeding.
- M. also speaks of the greeks atomists as being motivated by a desire to depersonalize the universe.



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