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How the Enlightenment Works

2014-11-18 | 🔗

The Enlightenment stands as the moment the West withdrew from superstition and found its faith in reason. Did it shift too far? Learn about this massive shift in thinking which we are still sorting through and coming to understand today.

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greenhouse gas networks. That are you look into the broadcasts and Josh Charles to reach a bright here. We are establishing the enlightened, exactly the three of us. Yet no one else, I M gonna go in purposes were what I just said up here. This is a very tough subjected to still in a thirty to forty five minutes. I cast because volumes of books can be written on the age when might happen in happens. It is MRS doctors Gimme a break Birds, I view yeah there there's a deepening Jonathan Israel who just came out with. I think this third volume of three volume set on
in line with any wrote, literally several thousand pages of it, and it's considered an obscure text. Yet he probably doesn't even think that he covered it in four know how very doesn't, although he saw for fine coming, I think he does have another one coming. So maybe it was the second, but here it is there that the idea that dumb, but he doesn't think that it's done that is not finished is actually pretty standard view of the enlightenment like during research. For this I realised that there are tons of intellectual arguments going on right now, like the bill MAR thing tomorrow in Islam, yeah he's been accused of being like AIDS is the complete racist, xenophobic, dude because of his recent statements on an Islam. It did you see him in and bend Ventnor athletic. Did you see them get into yeah? Ok, that
argument is an enlightenment argument. Yeah, it's like it. Pro the light moves so massive that it, the ripple effects, are still being felt on a daily basis because it was city and enormous change in the way humans think there were still trying to sit there and What the heck happen, and that is one manifestation of it. Yes sure is- is like what Bill MAR saying is Oh, you know: Islam is a religion or whatever, and therefore its antithetical to progress in culture and like, ill thought and rationalism and better Ben Ben ACT like a saying like you can't say that about a culture like each cultures, its own thing so overseeing there is the idea of moral absolutism Arguing with moral relativism- and that is like textbook lighten men argument for the interesting
like researching this article seriously tied together, probably ten different things that I didn't realize were connected. We end other. When stuff like that, it was the start of an you know, the the of Enlightenment quota, unquote, started and ended, but it was the birth of just a new kind of thought. A new vat, system, philosophical scientific, cultural, intellectual, basic saying reason over this previous long held belief that just strict religious dogma is all you need to worry about writing giant question. Anything right, don't try think about science in nature, and things like that other than just this is God's creation, and what does it mean in terms of religion? Exactly two courses but it wasn't it wasn't just that it was definitely enlightenment was the if you're in in MID fan,
you would say in line with the domination of reason, over religion or faith fields of is a value system. Basically, but is another aspect of the enlightenment, the domination of the will of the people over the monarchy, now make there is a religious economic change, huge economic changes, things to Adam Smith. There are a lot of light, huge monumental changes in the way people thought so much so that modern historians word
trying to unpack me like men. Still one of the schools of thought is that you can't just call it. The enlightenment yeah happened in too many different places under different circumstances and then the again like that, the different aspects of it, the fact that one part of it dealt with governmental change. One part of it, though, with religious change. Another part out with economic change that they it's been kind of distilled into separate compartments. Now yeah I mean Rick compartment somewhere, divergent and contradictory occurred nearly simultaneously in the eighteenth century. In France, great in Germany, the Netherlands, ITALY, Spain, Portugal, under american colonies all over the place. I like to say it's. The purity of time where the world started. Waking up and put their heads from their rear ends were basically
Well, the the question. Now I mean if you're religious type, you're, probably happy about the fruits of the enlightenment like up everybody. Point of the industrial revolution is proof positive. The alignment with great or the american experiment. Proof positive enlightenment was great, but you probably not like the fact that the world completely turned its back on religion or not completely, but largely did if you're, a pro enlightenment type. Your possibly saying this is for the best like we were backwards. We emerge from the dark ages thanks to the enlightenment, and this is the argument that still going on today. I guess the indictment changed everything, but did he go too far? Right? That's we'll get into all that, but conquer who wrote this article, I think, did a very good job of taking the whole thing back further than the eighteenth century, out of the french salons and set the stage for what,
created the basis for this. This change in thinking, yeah increasing, did a great job of distilling a complex topic down till I can a page article, but she does take it back to arm. There were a couple of things that sort away the groundwork. Well a lot of things, but a couple of them are. Mr Sir Isaac Newton and the famous story, the apple falling on his head, which makes a great story, he told a lot of people that I don't know how factually actually true, that is, but it makes for a great story, but either way you want to look at it. Isaac Newton looked at the space at some point between that apple in the ground and said: there's something going on in the empty space right. That should be explained, because that apple doesn't follow up something's, keeping us all rooted
the ground, and I want to look into that, although, if you're a famine, David Humours, you would say well actually could conceivably far Kazoo never proven it won't fall up when he was one of the proponents of all proponents, but use active in the age of enlightenment. Yet another thing that really lay the groundwork was the thirty years war from sixteen eighteen. Sixteen forty eight, which pretty much pave the way for a protestant reformation and the roman Catholic church, took a lot of the teeth away from the roman Catholic church hugely first time. Yet it was. There is a huge change, so what you just described Chuck is a the foundation for the intellectual branch. Of of the enlightenment, thinking usurping the power from theological thinking here and then
the thirty Year WAR, the political power was taken away from the church because for the first time now, the precedent has been set that you, as a citizen, you're allegiance, is not split between church and state. Your allegiance is first and foremost to the state and a we see that still today like if somebody kills there parents or whatever, because it's the seventh sign and Demi Moors Runnin around, and they it turns out that they were brother and sister see you kill them, because the will guide stasis. I don't care, I swear to God, you can't kill your parents. Estates law is more powerful and more important than guy. Law that straight out of the thirty years war that changed everything everything since I saw that like when it came out- I remember anything about it. I just remember like that. One of the characters was this kid: with down syndrome now any murdered his parents-
because he found out that their brother and sister, a new Super religious America's outlining assigned to execute a year when they execute thinking like the last martyr, ok, man, I want to check that and then more men. She just keep getting better. Looking dingy, how you do that? when you look at wave on Rio that here she's candid though we in not tubby but just round the scale chiseled and they and remained chiseled there was the Michael Kane was in a great movie yeah, but am issues it get back. Then everyone was that we back them when they get lame. An unreal was really get me. So calm. Your points out even further back about the dark ages, sort of laying the groundwork which the dark ages were dark for many reasons, but one of the big ones was that the roman catholic church basically ruled everything. Latin was the language, the centre of life and
academia were monasteries and abbeys. Your and encouraged to get educated outside of theological realms right, not encourage did you have to? Actually, I want to say you have to be careful using the term dark ages because apparently is disparaging label that people are pro enlightenment side of the argument, the humanist they say they say these are. The dark ages fell back on that There's control everything whenever very resistant, ignoramus yeah. Once again, came along. We emerge from the dark ages. Technically wants the renaissance came along. We emerged from the dark ages, so, if you're in a story- and he called the middle ages, but even the middle ages are kind of sad because it just says these are just kind of existed between this important stage in this important age. Weeks covers the middle ages, but it's better than the dark ages like target, but that they are
Is it an argument or a label that disparaging label that dumb humanists use near unfairly because there were scientists working in laying the groundwork for future signs in the dark ages in country them. The famous article Thomas Aquinas, came over scholastic autism yeah. It's classicism is basically the idea that you can understand God even more in beef, are pure and divine yourself by studying nature. Yeah your bacon was another month. You as rapporteur, that nothing there out them and up anything, that's the reason they did it, but that allowed them to pursue these scientific avenues because it was still tied to God, Another big change was, like you, said both before and the not so dark ages, perhaps and was the language, and they didn't have something called the printing press. Until your
Gothenburg came along, and fourteen thirty eight says you know at every to be able to read start printing stuff in your native tongue and that led directly to people starting to educate themselves. There was the democratization of Jason right exactly and all this didn't happen like out a blue like Roger Bacon and Thomas Aquinas. A guy named Leonardo Bernie, they didn't necessarily come up with them. Ideas on their own. There is some way really seminal thing that happened back in the mid thirteenth century, where someone I don't know who did somebody inflated Aristotle. I believe his works in the latin and all of a sudden, the Greek rational thinkers of antiquity. Their ideas were suddenly available to the west for the first time. It just so happens that some people started paying attention to these things. Leonardo, Rooney, red petrol,
and revive the idea of humanism, which is a huge sea change, because humanism says humans are pretty awesome and the fruit of our labour is the fruit of our intellect the fruit of everything that we do comes from. Human ability- not God, yeah like we're, not just vessels for gods, brilliance to be shown through if you create something you come up with a work of art and some kid God did that you did that Brad figure, how you did it right. That's humanism, and this is what them with a renaissance, started to revive and was a huge change like maybe we should start paying attention to ourselves a little more exactly. That's explore the human condition. Yeah Aristotle was not a heretic because he tied his geocentric universe, ideas to God as well. He thought the universe was composed of ten separate crystal spheres and beyond the tin sphere, there was heaven and God
Copernicus she's, pretty much said now. That's not true. The universe is infinite. And he was free. Alone in that thinking early on your face, a lot of criticism from like every every religion, Protestants and Catholics. Yet there was a they thought was a dangerous way of thinking because he didn't make room for God in the cosmos and definitely was a dangerous way of thinking to the church. The producer reformation was going on here, the thirty years war coming down the pike you had Copernicus thanks to this revival of interest in astronomy, the only Zella we'll go you're starting to to look at them. The universe around us in finding even like symbolic stuff like come, who was it the Kepler? He was an assistant to take o brow. He and Kepler figured out that the planet's route revolve around the sign in
lips yeah. Well, the church, the holy roman church, said that the circle was a symbol perfections. Of course everything revolve around the earth in a circle and only two things revolve around the earth. You revolved around the sun, and even do that in a circle it in a lips, so the churches, just It's mine, because all these people are coming forward, saying everything that you're saying over here is stirring proved to smell like b S and the churches loose power left and right, both politically and intellectually, losing its authority, Galileo even recanted, because he was accused of heresy bird, his theory that the earth rotates on its axis, so he said Bell, take it all back. I didn't mean that. Please don't kill me he's like put this to make sure
manuscripts survive. So we were talking about bacon. He is the creator of the scientific method, and he says you know what we should use experiments to actually trying to explain things, and so it sixteen twenty, I think, is high time. We have a method for doing so serves Francis Bacon. Yes, I wonder: fuse related to Roger Bacon, you're separated by a few centuries ago. They could have been fan sure I think so, and he was of degenerative philosophy in college now. I think I might have your Hank image of if I dig remember that took one class. We studied the cart
a lot. I M going to be a little more interested in it, but I like the more I like, like existential crisis philosophy like Nick Bostra Stuff, now know that this basically how the world can end this stuff is, I think, like Descartes is interesting, but I'm not like it or not. It doesnt light my fire yeah. It was right. I think I made an alien that class actually causes interested me at the time, but I never took a follow class. It took the intro seal. It clearly did mean that much to me, but I get it, but you and what they cart was saying is Our experience is not it's not what you thought yeah like mind and matter are two different things, and the human experience is subjective experience in the mind with the main producers
Then why does reality and really kind of the change things tremendously to Chicago? Is people contributing, as we have an even reach the eighth century? Yet there like they, the groundwork is definitely being late and it's still being weighed. As far as the like the government goes. John Locke was one of the people who contributed to the idea of the she'll contract, the social contract? There is Hobbs Lock and later I Russo and others contributed. This idea means are born with natural rights. You're born free, I'm born free, even Jerry's, born free, look at her and a form of society you give up some of these natural rights, for example, one one thing that you give up is your right to kill and retribution. Any society typically demands a state monopoly on violence, which means that.
Somebody kills your family member. You dont, go kill that person. You go to the state and say that I killed my family member triumph. Can victim and kill him on my behalf, because there's a state monopoly violence there is a natural right that you give up, I think appropriately so in for the better but as part of the social contract, and so the idea that that humans have these in that society in turn had rights, because humans gave them right. There was a big basis of enlightenment thinking. Will be added to later on to enlarge, also as one of the first champions of what we're gonna become or to over nature is idea the tabular rasa that when you're born their minds are a clean slate and they are shaped by experience and education and not some preordained thing born with an this french intellect gobble that stuff up his name was Francois Marie Arlette and he went by and then you might know
there and he really love this stuff and went back to France without these ideals and said we gotta get on this and let you know I can't go out in the streets right now and talk about the stuff, but we can meet in private and homes like up where a party and welcome salons and well we'll talk about these radical ideas and numb, and this new way of thinking in the privacy of homes for those that are willing to host it. And we'll talk more about Voltaire and what he did riot everybody. We want to talk about, audible, which, just so happens to be the sponsor of the audible audio pioneer award at this year's Iheart. Radio podcast towards an audible, gives you the edge by keeping you informed, inspired and entertained. On the go, right with the audible, app it's easier to get more books in your life. Using the time you already have listen while commute working out doing chores anytime anywhere,
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while he was there? He ran into the ideas of Loch, apparently Descartes as well. He he basically got turned on to rationalism, with pride and ready for it like the sky, with just waiting for these is the poor anyone and when they did, he became lightning rod for what we think as the enlightenment like Voltaire, was the main dude to start. From what I understand the air like we mention the salons. They had to do this and private, because Lui the fourteenth yeah right yet better at that he was pretty hard on the tree. He didn't like that kind of talk. It threatened him forget will you, let me know reason wise if, like the the power was taken from the church in place,
the monarchy, but in very short order. People said you know we are really very fond of the monarchy either. We think we should rule ourselves or at least elect people, the rule ourselves, this divine right, a king, seems gonna hanky, now that we think about it. So the monarchies were threatened as well by the enlightened we're the monarchy like the dumb masses right there it under their thumb and any kind of like radical thought. Original thought was super dangerous since familiar. Sadly, it is interesting. I talked about, I think, their periods of time where things like the age of enlightenment keep popping up. That's like the nineteen. These in the United States, and I think you, like you, said when one right now, I think we're among probably more than even the sixties right now and I think there It's where that lulls, like maybe the nineteen eighties
where did their slow, describing these remember Disco, Gallagher, dumbing down of thing here: the peoples not caring or whatever yeah it's weird and cyclical. I read over this article called things fall apart. How social media leads to a less stable world by Curtis Howland HIV Jelly Andy. As I know yet warden here would like the Warm business school website and it was basically saying it wasn't. I thought it was coming. Social media undisguised is basically stating matter factly that Social media erodes the state and that now we have ways to connect with it, people in ways that are more important to us, then say our allegiance to the state. So you may feel you may feel more connected to somebody over hello Kitty and your foot. As for help kitty more than you would identify yourself has seen American bright and social media you're able to connect with other people
feel the same way, and so you form on social media, basically, bodies that supersede the state. In your opinion, no boundaries exact and as this happens, more more. The states which called sovereignty erodes more and more and more and it becomes less less stable world. The guy's point was that yes, while as variant able and things are much more dangerous. During periods like this. It's it's basically just a period of our upheaval in change and then eventually thing stabilize again. But what this guy was saying using this as an example, is that we are in it like right now, possibly on the cusp of a period of tremendous fundamental change in the world by sea that every day it's pretty interesting time to be alive. Yeah, we'll scary. To me here I mean I think the guy said it is more dangerous than your average time, because change we are frequently comes out
items of violent searcher upheaval. Villages where nobody's in charge here, because there's a power struggle going on or our normal structures are being eroded, suggesting its super interesting. So back to the salons, we're back to the age of enlightenment, the traditional age of enlightenment air. This alliance, the the members, were now there was a group of people known as the philosophical we ve mentioned of unresolved did row. Voltaire you pronounce as it does not. Montague is a month. Askew might escape and they were there, can sceptics and critics of not everything, but the establishment of government or the way government was at the time, especially the church, hated. The church yeah like Voltaire, especially hated the church in the very fact that it even exist.
And a lot of the enlightened of ones were Deus days and basically I like the way Conor put it in a big picture way. They believe in a clockmaker God, which means, maybe God created everything and set things emotion, but then was like a right. That's it I'm out right, I'm not getting my fingers and all the pies of everyone in its you have free will basically yeah after your born which again was pretty dangers to the religious establishment. Yet so you ve got the basis. You got the foundation of them holy roman empire in the West, losing tons of power and in political and intellectually, you get the monarchy now being assaulted by the french salon tours planing the seeds of democracy, yeah, like mine, askew, for example, row in seventeen, forty eight, the spirit of the laws, and he basically proposed the idea,
The separation of powers is like the first guy to do that is display a lawyer who is in the salon scene and am of sense, like separation of powers, how can I know you got a monarch and what the monarch says is right and as a result of this kind of thinking, the seeds of democracy or planet and then hostility toward religion, almost any kind yeah that you still see the day like in the form of like a doll Marr Richard Dawkins, our formerly Christopher Higgins. All this started coming out of the french salons yeah right after this message. We're gonna talk a little bit about how the age of enlightenment manifested self in different parts of the world. Hello his nurse. Do you want a new year's resolution? That's easy to keep yes resolve to help your identity and personal info with lifelike identity theft, protection, lifelong alert, you to potential threats.
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an emphasis on the arts. In England, they had a more emphasis on science and economic dimension, Adam Smith, the scottish man and night as fighting seventy six in seventeen. Seventy six wrote his wealth of nations, which basically said government should now, interfere with matters of finance and economics yeah. There should be the invisible hand guiding all these principles Gara this article answer by this guy who's, explaining that change in thought like before that it was the whole social contracting. Like Russo, saying it's. This is an interplay between citizens and citizens and citizens in their government, and Its role is to protect the rights of people in what you say,
the government's legitimate. The answer: not Humor Smith, is the government's legitimate in so far as it steps out of people's affairs and let's free trade take place. Which that myself familiar few subscribed to republican or conservative or libertarian ideology right it s like. The whole laissez faire attitude of government is what's what legitimizes government and a government that metals in someone's affairs is an illegitimate government roars cod single economic thought goes yeah and we talked about that and our stuff. You should go to the economy which we got an email. Someone bought that the other day. Yet without seventeen hours, long or something, and then also in Scotland, was David Hume whose, like my favorite philosopher of all
because he's like a he's only when you start it he's a meat and now he's a meme, but he's only one is ever really spoken to me of the enlightenment, philosophers and humans. This meeting potatoes dude, who basically said like, show me the proof. Yet he was a sceptic. He was an imperiously. He said you basically can't believe anything that you can't see with your night. My
Belief in his philosophies been eroded with the idea that my consciousness is subjective experience. Here I just totally subjective basically by four, I like his his idea and it was like the the cause and effect right like I think he used like Billiards is an example where you hit a ball like you're playing a ball. You hit, like the ape all with the Cuba IQ, can predict where that's gonna go where the ape asking a girl based on how you hid it with the Cuba, but the Hume's point is you can't say for certain that that's what's going to happen right, you're, basing that, strictly on previous experience, rather than proof that this is what will happen. So we can prove that hitting at Cuba will make this
Eight ball go in a certain direction ahead of time, and so therefore, we kind of his thing called cause and effect, which basically serves as a stop gap between what we think what happened and the phenomenon we ve already observed like. In other words, you can't say for certain the sun's gonna come up tomorrow, just because authority come up so many days before, and the reason is because we have empirical proof- and I liked him for that- do nothing to summon cannot ordinances early. That's not the point that I think it won't caught tomorrow. It's what you are saying is we can we can prove that it well, we you can't prove that it will be based on peace, Sixteen right, we'll Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were on board that train to a certain degree- and we mentioned earlier that most of the establishment was pretty threatened by most of these ideas and the people in power, but not everybody, some people wanted to get on the enlightenment train, because I think it was progressed
and maybe made them seem open to ideas and modern, perhaps impressive, Russia, Catherine. The great was one of those who hello dealings with the philosophy and Frederick. The great pressure even had Voltaire over and said, do not want to come and live here yeah, and he did you. He said for free and he said for free, said: ok, I'm starting to think of prussian money, but I have no idea. The M prowlers cruel way better. It was also happening in Germany. All over the world with a manual caught. He was one the first champions of freedom of the press, and his motto is one that I love to know and again he was just challenging people go out there and learn about something and don't just accept
what these religious leaders are telling. You you have to accept, and actually I'm he came up with this idea called the categorical imperative, basically gave the world the idea that there is such a thing. As moral, absolutes right and I guess give the world that, because the judeo christian Ethic and most religious ethnic say there is such a thing is right or wrong here and today, have that argument of. Is there such things thing, moral, absolutism, or is moral or cultural relativism. A thing right. That's the argument that that one of the commences playing out right now in the intellectual world yeah. I think it's fascinating to ITALY is so what does this Ali to? Eventually, it's gonna leave war, because any time there's only time but a lot of times when there's a uprising of radical thought, people gonna wanna, take
and it happened in the United States by way of the American Revolution and in France by way of the french Revolution, and they had different results. Yeah to say the least. They were both expire mutations in this new idea of democracy, yet pretty much and yet the american one worked out pretty well, some would say: yeah the french One, not so much because apparently robes Pierre who was the head of the edge a carbon party that took power during the french Revolution, Robes Pierre, was a follower Rousseau. Remember Rousseau, contributed to the social contract by saying that people will something, and then it's up to the people in charge to carry out that well right. It's a rose peer took that mean that the people storm the best deal and overthrew the monarchy, and so it was his job as the head of the Jews. The party which is now in power to kill everybody who down with the revolution, and so thousands and thousands of french people lost their lives at the guillotine
as a result, during the reign of terror. So some people would say America founded itself based on democratic principles and on the sub pay attention to some of these Tyrker spot over here and pay attention to the democratic spirit, and it worked out great and then the french one. There is a revolution: they tried to install democratic ideals and thousands of people have their heads chopped off quite as well learn. Some people say that effectively killed the age of enlightenment, as we know at the french Revolution, because the chaos and violence interrupted was in certain circles blamed on the enlightenment and proof that we can't self govern, and these are who ideas and that's why we got stamped on you. Have you heard the theory that the french Revolution was due to multi bread? No There is one theory that people got ahold of bad bread, so's, Ergo, poisoning and basically were tripping on acid.
On July. Fourteen seventeen, eighty nine, when they decided on the best deal those one the explanations for the sale of witchcraft, Charles Beer, crazy, I'm her there near severely. Its go time and yet so, let's get this party started, but, like us Some people say that ended the age of enlightenment, as we know it romanticism, was soon ushered in an was way more appealing to the common folk, then this weird radical thoughts that were going on before Why was that romanticism was the first time people question the idea on scale that maybe, rationalism, of a human Some of the enlightenment went too far in the other direction, like sure. Maybe we were way to religious and religious organisations had way too much power, but swung way over here and
just rationalism. Had this idea to end it became dogmatic in and of its own right, and so this is we still. Really figured out if Howdah, how to tuna enough and that's where we're still figuring out right now. A lot of people say the enlightenment. The idea that year that the course of humanity is always towards civilization, irrational thought and that any culture, that's not there is in fear to a culture that does think rationally right. So that means that colonialism and imperialism was supported by in lightened men, thought, which is a huge like the enlightenment not supposed to be about that but if you are good things in freedom and all that, but it also supported colonialism right, there was a huge debts People are arguing about their right now, to the other two go conquer these people in and make them modern and bring them into today's world exactly here, so that there is an
all I want to recommend is called the trouble with the enlightenment and spy Ganem Ali cousin. Some prospect magazine awesome awesome article about this. It's just. He basically reviews a couple of books one one by Jonathan Israel, who I mentioned earlier yeah, where he basically says like forget the philosophical knew you gotta look at Baruch Spinoza, who is a dutch philosopher from I think, the seventeenth century he was the one who came up. Enlightenment ideas and had we followed his enlightenment ideas, there wouldn't be many governments. Now our there won't be any religion whatsoever. He came up with the revolutionary enlightenment and what we got. What we think of as environment was a watered down moderate version. That was,
ensure there are tons of change, but it was still palatable for the elite that the people can still be governed easily were even in these new democratic experiments. Stuff like that, there's a lot of people. I take issue with his book, but it some pretty interesting to discuss. It must become democratic enlightenment, he's the one who wrote that several thousand page trilogy lacquer and then there's another guy industry name Anthony pageant. He believes that the enlargement project is still going on, basically that, as long as there's religion in the world, the alignment won't be fulfilled entirely right, which is again it's it's like this. This idea that rationalism has become dogmatic and if you don't, if you're, not a strictly rational, if you hold any kind of what could be considered, irrationally, superstitious, belief, right
acting irrationally you're, not thinking correctly, and therefore you have to be converted right, which is just as dogma, yeah sure. Yeah. That's going on. I now huge time of change and also go read the dark age myth in eighty. Eighty IST reviews gods philosophers by tomorrow, neo and strange notions that come to bony TIM only and think that's about it. That is it for me. If you want to learn more about the alignment, go check out those three articles or check out and take out the enlightenment worked in by typing in search bar has the works and now said felicity caught his mad cow theory from Seattle, hey guys, just listen, you're podcast on fatal familial insomnia! Image eighteenth century cases in Venice and then wondered about the unrelated cases and what they were eating. This made me finally sit down and write. My first email for years have had a theory about Priam Disease and mad cow and specific
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