Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Some Favorite Quotes

A Few of My Favorite Quotes  “They put their hand to the flinty rock, and overturn mountains by the roots. They cut out channels in the rocks, and their eyes see every precious thing. The sources of the rivers they … Continue reading

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HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? by Perry Mann

HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? “Character is fate,” deduced the historian Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989), who wrote “The March of Folly,” a book George Bush should have read before March, 2003. It relates “how mighty empires, churches and … Continue reading

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MAN IS A MACHINE by Perry Mann

MAN IS A MACHINE Mark Twain confirmed in his book “What Is Man?” that which my mind had suspected, the suspicion having arisen in my mind independent of me. My mind told me one day that man does nothing for … Continue reading

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FROM SOCIOPATH TO SAINT by Perry Mann

FROM SOCIOPATH TO SAINT John Locke (1632-1704), English philosopher, maintained that the infant’s mind was void of innate ideas and thus was a blank slate on which the stimuli received by the five senses writ thereon the character of the … Continue reading

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THE LAST ILLUSION by Perry Mann

THE LAST ILLUSION “A dualist acknowledges a fundamental distinction between matter and mind. A monist, by contrast, believes mind is a manifestation of matter…and cannot exist apart from matter.” From “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins. My mother, like her … Continue reading

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HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE by Perry Mann

HOMOSEXUALITY: CHANCE OR CHOICE Teresa J. McCormick of Cross Lanes declares that the media and gay activists perpetrate the popular myth that “homosexuality isn’t a choice due to genetic disposition”—that is, homosexuality is not genetic—and that the myth “has permeated … Continue reading

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