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On 04/20/01 13:20, email@example.com said this-
>The molecular system is much lower-level, that is, composed of far
Ah.... I see I came up against the 'from a distance' problem again. To
me, the view from afar (the macro view, I guess) is a far simpler thing
to grasp, and the simplicity of seeing, say, the earth from space (nice
mottled blue and white and brown sphere....) and the very different view
from right here on the ground (dirt, people, cars, buildings, animals,
Which is simpler? Which explains more?
All of which reminds me of that song, which is why I call this the 'from
a distance' problem, by Junie Moon or somebody, called 'From a Distance'
and made popular by Bette Midler, which states that the xian deity is
watching us 'from a distance' which leads me to say, well, to this deity,
all this looks just hunky-dory, so don't expect any answers to your
prayers for any of your own piddling little problems, because the thing
you think you're talking to can't see what the hell you're on about. This
looks swell from its vantage....
Ain't no sparrows here to see fall.
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