Date: 1993 - 1999
As human Beings , we tend to live most of our lives in traffic
jams, polluted cities, and an Economic System that replaces people
and their talents with machines faster than most of us can absorb
a newly created technology. What gives me pleasure in life today is
that it is possible for everyone of us to better his or herself
in such a way that philosophy and human discipline can outweigh
materialistic views. The ancient Greeks namesd Orion the hunter
upon the heavens simply because the Greek word for HEAVEN is
ORION. Just thinking of how philosophy of the Ancient world
blended in with their intelligence is enough to give anyone
today the courage to map the COSMOS (another GREEK word).
As a matter of fact , there is something about these ancient
peoples that lead me to think that we live in an epoch of
technological MIDDLE AGE thinking . I mean take out the lights
and New York City goes Barbaric. I think we have a lot of work
to do in recognizing that we have more to learn from each other
than we have to gain from selfish need.
Besides the HEAVENS were there long before we came along, and you
know what my logic, (as Aristotle would have said) tells me Orion
will still be there long after we are gone.
john a koulouris
John, Thanks for your long range view. It is really a great gift to
be able to gaze at the universe and try to understand it. We hope
to lead a lot of students to that exercise with this bulletin board.
Samuel P Bowen
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