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First and Last Things : A Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life

By: H. G. Wells

...ing into crim- son, and so on and so on. And this is true not only of bio- logical species. It is true of the mineral specimens constitut- ing a miner... ...icro- scope, it will not serve at all. It is true you can make your net of logical interpretation finer and finer, you can fine your classification mo... ...d as the true scientific bed-rock. It was scarcely suspected that the bio- logical sciences might perhaps after all be truer than the ex- perimental, ... ...elation and sig- nificance, is what is meant by God. You may embark upon a logical wrangle here with me if you have failed to master what I have hithe... ...he scientific plane one is a fatalist, the universe a system of inevitable consequences. But as I show in that section re- ferred to, it is quite poss... ...o not think my new faith breaks with my old. But it fol- lows as a natural consequence of my metaphysical prelimi- naries that I should find the Chris... ...ther from what for a single unprotected individual would be the inevitable consequences of a par- ticular line of conduct, conduct which happened to b... ...ctly. There is a constant breaking down and building up of usage, and as a consequence a lessened need of wholesale substitutions. Human methods have ... ...ment. He has physiological idiosyncrasies too that are indifferent to bio- logical classifications and moral generalities. It is not true that his abs...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...part. “No, no,” said Fernand, restraining him, “stay! It is of very little consequence to me at the end of the matter whether you have any angry feeli... ...t yet it seems to me a shocking thing that a mere joke should lead to such consequences.” “But who perpetrated that joke, let me ask? neither you nor ... ...you neglected to obtain informa- tion on that point? Of course it is of no consequence,” he added, with a withering smile. “Sire, it was impossible to... ...you well fed?” said the inspector. “I believe so; I don’t know; it’s of no consequence. What matters really, not only to me, but to officers of justic... ...ia, since their first acquaintance, had been on all points so rational and logical, so wonderfully sagacious, in fact, that he could not understand ho... ...h, enough!” replied Caderousse; “say no more about it; I will take all the consequences upon myself.” And he began his story. The Count of Monte Cris... ...ent.” “It is possible,” said Morcerf; “my father has in his study a genea- logical tree which will tell you all that, and on which I made com- mentari... ...andfather, who is little better than a corpse.” “I see that you are right, logically speaking,” said Maximilian; “but the gentle voice which usually h...

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Far from the Madding Crowd

By: Thomas Hardy

... of his watch Oak remedied by thumps and shakes, and he es caped any evil consequences from the other two defects by constant comparisons with and ob... ...e been not above the height to be chosen by women as best. All features of consequence were severe and regular. It may have been observed by persons w... ...nds dogs and other philosophers who follow out a train of reasoning to its logical conclusion, and attempt perfectly consistent conduct in a world mad... ...nksgiving!’ dashed in Mark Clark conclusively, not feeling it to be of any consequence to his opinion that he had only heard about a word and three qu... ...o, sir — I’m your better,” or “Kiss my foot, sir; my face is for mouths of consequence.” And did you love him, miss?’ ‘Oh, no. But I rather liked him.... ...hew Moon, ma’am,’ said a singular framework of clothes with nothing of any consequence inside them, which advanced with the toes in no definite di rec...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume Two

By: Hugh Clough

...ties go too far, they are very dangerous to cities, and of most pernicious consequence. When Agesilaus was newly entered upon the government, there ca... ...ians pursued hard, took their camp, and put many of them to the sword. The consequence of this victory was very great; for they had not only the liber... ... the commonwealth wanted soldiers so much as then it did, was of dangerous consequence. Therefore they chose Agesilaus as a sort of new lawgiver for t... ...gment of the people, and give an account of their actions before them, the consequence was that when Pompey began to make his levies, he found himself... ...s reason that 154 V olume Two Pompey never employed Cato in any matter of consequence during the whole war, but now when he pursued Caesar, left him ... ...himself was to compose and translate philosophical dialogues and to render logical and physical terms into the Roman idiom. For he it was, as it is sa...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...throat!—I’ve been thinking over it ever since, and that ha, ha’s the final consequence. Why so? Because a laugh’s the wisest, easiest answer to all th... .... From even the barely hinted imputation of usurpation, and the pos- sible consequences of such a suppressed impression gaining ground, Ahab must of c... ...hat it came to pass that Gabriel had the complete freedom of the ship. The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for... ...as sorely tumbled, damp, and covered with a dull, spotted, green mould, in consequence of being kept in a dark locker of the cabin. Of such a letter, ... ...his disciple Spurzheim failed to throw out some hints touching the phreno- logical characteristics of other beings than man. Therefore, though I am bu... ...While this clumsy lubber was striving to free his white-ash, and while, in consequence, Derick’s boat was nigh to capsizing, and he thun- dering away ... ...e present hour are an advance in magnitude upon those of all previous geo- logical periods; may it not be, that since Adam’s time they have degenerate...

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The Time Machine

By: H. G. Wells

...fort in which we are at present en- gaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets ... ...which we are at present en- gaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a pre- m... ... I saw a real aristocracy, armed with a perfected science and working to a logical conclusion the industrial system of to-day. Its triumph had not bee...

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Almayer's Folly : A Story of an Eastern River

By: Joseph Conrad

...achment from the things and people surrounding her, was far from quiet, in consequence of Mrs. Almayer being much too active for the happiness and eve... ...his attitude towards that much persecuted individual was wholly changed in consequence of a reconcilia- tion effected between him and his old enemy by... ...er’s voice was heard in angry remonstrance with its usual want of strictly logical reasoning, but with the well-known richness of invective. “Y ou sha... ...It is my daughter,” said Almayer, in an embarrassed man- ner. “It is of no consequence. White women have their cus- toms, as you know Tuan, having tra...

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The Nibelungenlied

By: Daniel B. Shumway

...ger students of the legend. According to the mytho- 16 The Nibelungenlied logical view, the maiden slumbering upon the lonely heights is the sun, the... ...im with a stoicism that would do honor to a Spartan. He calmly accepts the consequences of his crime, and to the last mocks and scoffs at Kriemhild, u... ...pears in the Norse version as “Gutthormr”, though the names are not etymo- logically the same, as “Godomar” would be “Guthmarr” in Old Norse. (6) “Gis...

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The Open Book

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...nds out that they can no longer deny reality. Humanity continuously seeks logical justification to our existence. Man has tried to inquire and inter... ...ause Kabbalah is a science that depicts the basic law of creation and its consequences in our world. Because the wisdom of Kabbalah deals with the sy... ... time does not exist. The minute one crosses the barrier between cause and consequence and begins the spiritual ascent the present and the future mer... ...t of the spiritual world. Moreover, any spiritual force is linked with its consequence in our world. That is why when we ascent to the spiritual worl... ...he spiritual world and correct something there, we immediately change the consequence that stems from it, here in this world. Throughout the history ... ... the wisdom of Kabbalah, and his relation to his destiny. That change is a consequence of a process of evolution that man goes through, which compels...

...Excerpt: But sooner or later everyone finds out that they can no longer deny reality. Humanity continuously seeks logical justification to our existence. Man has tried to inquire and interpret nature for thousands of years. Contemporary scientists have learned that the more they progress in their scientific research, the more the picture...

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Trade Facilitation through Customs Procedures: Assessment of Apec's Progress

By: Its Global

...minated KPIs and of the data collected for them precluded precise conclusions about the consequences of the Actions and Measures on Customs Procedure... ...nd it is reasonable to presume that many, if not most, of these changes were the direct consequence of TFAP II Actions and Measures. The number of... ... trade transaction costs was due to policy changes generally, let alone how much was a consequence of those policy and administrative changes that h... ...a consequence of those policy and administrative changes that had been introduced as a consequence of either the First or the Second TFAP. Table... ...tions and measures have also been implemented. As the data are generated as a direct consequence of implementing the TRS actions and measures in ... ... capacity to fulfill obligations under the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements. b) To ensure a logical development of technical infrastructure capacity bas...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ery measurement because such communication would have to be superluminal. The only logical conclusion is that all the information relevant to the d... ... the issue of infinity and finiteness. The number of points in a line served as the logical floodgate which led to the development of Set Theory by ... ...eld and the representations of the world in the language field (that is to say, the consequences of repression). All three are, therefore, Activatio... ...ster or a network when they materialize. They can, however, relate to each other a- logically (negation or contradiction) and still constitute a pa... ...ied by another structure at the exact, infinitesimal, moment of realization. The consequence: only one of two exogenous events, which share the s... ...l-inclusive and all- pervasive. Nothing is outside its orbit and everything that is logically and physically possible is within its purview. If some... ... outcomes of appropriately designed experiments. Their explanatory powers are of no consequence. Positivists ascribe meaning only to statements that... ... confidence in a scientific theory or not. Is the theory aesthetic (parsimonious), logical, does it provide a reasonable explanation and, thus, doe... ...ething which is known to the believer to be true) versus implicit one (in the known consequences of something whose truth cannot be known). Truly, w...

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The Fundamental Assumptions Underlying the Modern Study of Psychopathology Examined.

By: Sam Vaknin

...fy and explain one's conduct or, more often, misconduct by resorting to ":rational, logical, socially- acceptable" explications and excuses. Rational... ...h fluid shifts in meanings permit the narcissistic personality to maintain apparent logical consistency while minimising evil or weakness and exagge... ...ing, feelings of omnipotence and omniscience and a belief in their immunity to the consequences of their actions. These elements and the child's fe... ... in the chronological sense. But it is also an adaptative strategy. The emotional consequences of rejection and abuse are too difficult to contemp... ...later on in life. Birth, according to this school of thought is of no psychological consequence to the newborn baby. It is immeasurably more importa... ...esence. The narcissist's thinking is magical and infantile. He feels immune to the consequences of his own actions. Yet, this very source of appare... ...associated with child abuse and its horrific, long-lasting, and often irreversible consequences. Incest is not such a clear-cut matter as it has be... ...ific method. The theory must be all-inclusive (anamnetic), consistent, falsifiable, logically compatible, monovalent, and parsimonious. Psychologica...

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Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ed,” one who has two hundred wants four hundred, and so on and so forth. As a consequence, when we obtain a certain pleasure, we remain twice as emp... ...is considered incomplete because it is a decision that was made beforehand, a consequence of Hey’s wish to bestow. The incompleteness of the desire,... ...in performs the act of bestowal, it discovers what it means to be a giver. In consequence, it begins to want to reach the status of the Giver, and t... ...g but a line of utterly senseless symbols. There is no way to make them sound logical. I previously stated that quantum theory allows us to under- st... ... when we rise to a higher level, we immediately realize that matter is but a consequence. Matter is operated upon By the Upper Forces, the Upper Wo... ...reality that we can all perceive with our five ordinary senses. Our world is a consequence of the Upper Worlds. Thus, the wisdom of Kabbalah contains... ... Abstract Forms, the Es- sence is something completely unimaginable for us. We logically P E RC E P T I O N PAT T E R N S 125 assume that behind the... ...ook reaches out to all those who are searching for answers, who are seeking a logical and reliable way to understand the world’s phenomena. This mag... ...oth rational and mature. Readers are gradually led to an understanding of the logical design of the Universe and the life whose home it is. The Scie...

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Theory of the Person

By: Antonio Mercurio

...ype of destruction that society has inflicted on women’s bodies. 9 The consequence has been that intrauterine life, for both women and men, is no... ...hate deadlock, and they were overcome by desperation, with its most direct consequence: suicide. In this situation, we see this problem acted out in... ...t in this life, on this earth. The important thing is that joy is a direct consequence of love and love implies a transformation. Isn’t it true that... ... ambivalent position towards their mothers, from birth onward. The possible consequences are either desperation, caused by a lack of faith that this ... ...at else are neurosis, psychosis, psychosomatic illness etc. except for the consequences we pay for having had to submit to the demands of the Psycho... ...e as a therapeutic process becomes like a regression, it breaks with every logical process. While you were talking, I was thinking about R. Laing’s ...

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Paradoxism and Postmodernism in Florenitin Smarandache's Work

By: Ion Soare

...s to read “our daily paradoxes” Smarandache has not certainly referred to the logical, mathematical or linguistic meaning of the word/notion “parado... ...y creation plan. A sulking and introverted nature as that of Ion Barbu could, logically, straighten and aspire only towards a somehow utopian world;... ...erican playwright, without having claims to destroying myths, has unexpected consequences, as the result is almost a tragicomedy, in what the antiq... ... postmodernity- reality and term also large, having a historic and social, in consequence, first of all, a temporal motivation. This finding couldn’t... ...ncipation, of autonomy. Moreover, it is suggested the idea of a chronological consequence. G. Bajenaru in his study “The paradoxist post-modernism (... ...tions or emphasized through paradoxist means, replace the ample, rational and logical poems of the postmodernism. Only an attentive eye, a subtle mi... ...geous disputes for the latter. Thus, the new (post)industrial world supposes, logically, the performance (not only at an intentional level) as well a... ...eption, fore the romantic revolution”(p.8). The next reader’s question appears logically: what else will follow after the loop’s closing? If we admit...

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The Conundrums of Psychology

By: Sam Vaknin

...uld not serve to obscure the issues and derail rational debate. As a result, it is logical to introduce the notion of "positive aberration". Certai... ...ific method. The theory must be all-inclusive (anamnetic), consistent, falsifiable, logically compatible, monovalent, and parsimonious. Psychologica... ...ued teachings and her own epiphany. Her grasp of reality - the immediate and later consequences of her actions - was never impaired. It would seem ... ...: a series of potentialities with attached probabilities, the potentials being the logically and physically possible products. What can we learn ... ...stitute a theory and produce falsifiable predictions. A metaphor is also subject to logical and aesthetic rules and to the rigors of the scientific ... ... related to the protagonist and those pertaining to the rest of the universe). d. Logically compatible – It must not violate the laws of logic bot... ... outcomes of appropriately designed experiments. Their explanatory powers are of no consequence. Positivists ascribe meaning only to statements that...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...th limited popular appeal, the Ustashe did not materialize ex nihilo. They were the logical and inescapable conclusion of a long and convoluted hist... ...titute, being defeated in warfare - are all traumatic experiences with far reaching consequences. The members of the collective form a "condensa... ... dissonance, they deny any connection between the acts of the narcissist and their consequences ("His wife abandoned him because she was promiscuou... ...ific method. The theory must be all-inclusive (anamnetic), consistent, falsifiable, logically compatible, monovalent, and parsimonious. Psychologica... ...ued teachings and her own epiphany. Her grasp of reality - the immediate and later consequences of her actions - was never impaired. It would seem ... ...atements cannot be derived with certainty from any negative statement. This formal-logical trait reflects a deep psychological reality with unsettl... ...t. This formal-logical trait reflects a deep psychological reality with unsettling consequences. A positive statement about one's affiliation ("I a... ...ven by Hanna Segal, of the British Psychoanalytical Society. The only statement of consequence during the Melbourne seminar was a statement about t...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

... simultaneous conditions: Connection, and Separation. This book explores the logical extrapolation of this, and other Dynamics. My challenge to th... ... The Creation of Robber Baron Culture Pg 280 The Basic Factors Pg 282 The Consequences of Accumulation Pg 283 The Agricultural Revolution Pg 2... ... Chapter One: The Universe 5 Everyone knows this is not true. By using logical deduction and reasoning, the infinite variations and permutati... ...usal Infinite Totality that had no Dimensions. The 3 Dimensions were created logically, naturally, organically, mathematically and mechanically in a... ...usal Infinite Totality that had no Dimensions. The 3 Dimensions were created logically, naturally, organically, mathematically and mechanically in ... ...ural Organic Conditions and Dynamics of the 3 Dimensions of the Universe. By logical reduction; the Condition and Dynamics of Actual Infinity and A... ...ormality becomes a process of increasing deadness, increasing non-change. The consequences of this kind of awareness can be stated very simply: what... ...be described as a state of unawareness. For the past four billion years, the consequence of this kind of awareness in all other species has been ext... ...the cumulative impact of this negative feedback? What is the negative impact-consequence-result of children living in a civilized environment? If t...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...on that they should be meaningful, while any attempt to understand them in logical terms is fruitless: When Banzan was walking through a market he ove... ...57. 27. Reps, p. 41 BUDDHISM 29 All of classical Buddhism is founded on a logical paradox: the teaching that there is no soul, no self, no independen... ...y. In this, Christianity shares with Hinduism a passion for definition and logical precision— even its innermost paradoxes are carefully worded and ma... ... a parallel to the Buddhist doctrine of bod- hisattvas, which in turn is a logical outcome of the claim that the Buddha is all-compassionate, so that ... ...he koan is intended to be nourished in those recesses of the mind where no logical analysis can ever reach. When the mind matures so that it becomes a... ...nce themselves from the public percep- tion of them as a Jewish sect. As a consequence, Christians with no Jewish religious heritage gradually became ... ...emotion, the other a statement of religious intellectualism. The practical consequence is that ac- ceptance of particular intellectually worded doctri... ...s a “person”) whose reality transcends existence beyond comprehension. The consequence is, many Christian theologians argued, that there is not really... ...is initial experience, though he mentions an abundance of such symptoms as consequences of later visions which he discusses in his Journal. 98. I made...

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The Malignan Self Love : Narcissism Revisited

By: Sam Vaknin

...dmit that would spoil the magic. And that I couldn't bear. So I proclaim that what I do is of no consequence and no different from what others do, a... ...of the scientific method. The theory must be all-inclusive (anamnetic), consistent, falsifiable, logically compatible, monovalent, and parsimonious.... ...mity with valued teachings and her own epiphany. Her grasp of reality – the immediate and later consequences of her actions – was never impaired. ... ...omes unscrupulous, never bothered by the constant exploitation of his milieu, indifferent to the consequences of his actions, to the damage and the ... ...e would rather discern disapproval and unjustified criticism where there are none then face the consequences of being caught off-guard. The narciss... ...h the full knowledge that we are not wanted, despised even. We persist and pursue no matter the consequences, no matter the cost. I am an 'inverted... ...ist often hangs himself by his own verbose Gordic knots, having stumbled through a minefield of logical fallacies and endured self- inflicted incons...

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