Warnings From Great Voices

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a … Continue reading Warnings From Great Voices

The Human “Seeking for God”

An excerpt from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (or The Devils or Demons) on the topic of highest moral truths and whether the human faculty of reason (the faculty in which the entire scientific enterprise and philosophy is rooted). These passages, pulled out from a larger conversation between Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch Stavrogin and Ivan Shatov. I don’t claim to know what Dostoyevsky means by the passages below. I found … Continue reading The Human “Seeking for God”