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All you'd get with a politician is "Bribe me. bribe me. Please."
Or "echo, echo, echo, echo..."
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
the difference between thinking a thought and the decision to articulate the thought
There is significantly different brain activity between the two.
Sadly, my wife is a perfect example. She had two strokes four years ago, two surgeries to treat the strokes, and a third stroke during recovery. The end result was like a shotgun blast to the language centers in her brain, resulting in severe aphasia. At one point she was only capable of one or two word phrases, and her only noun was the word "stuff". She has now recovered about 60% of her language capability. Her main problem now is that she can know the word she wants to use, can 'feel' it in her head, but she can neither say it nor write it. It's profoundly frustrating for her. I've become pretty adept at filling in the blanks.
This is especially tragic for someone who has an M.A. in English, and had a wonderful ability to mimic voices and accents .
It makes me philosophical about the process that brought us to this amazing achievement!
By chance, today I was doing some rewrite work and came across this reference from a century ago, which testifies to the importance and influence of Jupiter in millenniums gone by. I wonder at those ancient observers' thoughts, if they could see the beauty we've since uncovered? Would they be awed the same way we are by these pictures? Or would their awe twist to terror and incomprehension?
"The hypothesis that in later times at all events the King of the Wood [the central investigatory theme in James Frazer's work] played the part of the oak god Jupiter, is confirmed by an examination of his divine partner Diana. For two distinct lines of argument converge to shew that if Diana was a queen of the woods in general, she was at Nemi a goddess of the oak in particular. ... On the whole, then we conclude that at Nemi the King of the Wood personated the oak-god Jupiter and mated with the oak-goddess Diana in the sacred grove. An echo of their mystic union has come down to us in the legend of the loves of Numa and Egeria, who according to some had their trysting-place in these holy woods.
"To this theory it may naturally be objected that the divine consort of Jupiter was not Diana but Juno, and that if Diana had a mate at all he might be expected to bear the name not of Jupiter, but of Dianus or Janus, the latter of these forms being merely a corruption of the former. All this is true, but the objection may be parried by observing that the two pairs of deities, Jupiter and Juno on the one side, and Dianus and Diana, or Janus and Jana, on the other side are merely duplicates of each other, their names and their functions being in substance and origin identical. With regard to their names, all four of them come from the same Aryan root, DI, meaning "bright," which occurs in the names of the corresponding Greek deities, Zeus and his old female consort Dione. In regard to their functions, Juno and Diana were both goddesses of fecundity and childbirth, and both were sooner or later identified with the moon. As to the true nature and functions of Janus the ancients themselves were puzzled; and where they hesitate, it is not for us to confidently to decide. But the view mentioned by Varro that Janus was the god of the sky is supported not only by the etymological identity of his name with that of the sky-god Jupiter, but also by the relation in which he appears to have stood to Jupiter's two mates, Juno and Juturna. For the epithet Junonian bestowed on Janus points to a marriage union between the two deities; and according to others was beloved by Jupiter. Moreover, Janus, like Jove, was regularly invoked, and commonly spoken of, under the title of Father. Indeed he was identified with Jupiter not merely by the logic of a Chrisitan doctor, but by the piety of a pagan worshipper who dedicated an offering to Jupiter Dianus. A trace of his relation to the oak may be found in the oak-woods of the Janiculum, the hill on the right bank of the Tiber, where Janus is said to have reigned as a king in the remotest ages of Italian history.
"Thus, if I am right, the same ancient pair of deities was variously known among the Greek and Italian peoples as Zeus and Dione, Jupiter and Juno, or Dianus (Janus) and Diana (Jana), the names of the divinities being identical in substance, though varying in form with the dialect of the particular tribe which worshipped them...
James Frazer, The Golden Bough, Vol 2, pp. 380-82, 1911.