March 28, 2008

Life after youth

Timothy Leary's dead
Since I dissed John Gray earlier I went back to my notes and decided to pull this from page 3 of Straw Dogs:
If Darwin's discovery had been made in a Taoist or Shinto, Hindu or animist culture it would very likely have become just one more strand in its intertwining mythologies.
It's a good idea, but is it true? I should ask my Taoist students, although it should be noted that Taoism, practiced as a religion, has very little do with the great and godless philosphy of Lao-Zi and Zhuang-zi.

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