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I love the title "On the Nature of Things According to Proper Principles." I looking forward to speaking this way as I get older. But it also has a promising beginning to its text: "Those before us pored over the arrangement of the world and the nature of things contained in it. But although they were seen to explore it with great and constant care, they did not actually examine it. For how could the world be regarded as known by people whose writings all disagree with what is observed and are even self-contradictory?"



More marvelous ... the caveat at the end of the introduction. What a reminder of what our world could be again: "We do not, however, assert and contend, if any of what we posit does not comply with the sacred scriptures of the Catholic Church, that it should be held and not thoroughly rejected. For not only any human reasoning, but also the sense itself must be subject to the scriptures; if it does not agree with them, sense itself must assuredly be denied."

John Ptak

hanks for picking out the poetry in a mass-y melange of morbid meat. The end of the intro, with trickey little negative twists, is perfectly sniffy!

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