"Darwinians and materialists … espouse reductive theories that cancel out man’s conscious life, while they want to continue their own conscious life. That's a hypocrisy far worse than any liberal hypocrisy."
No theory cancels out man's conscious life.
A form of materialist theory including a denial of consciousness would do nothing to stop man from having a conscious life.
Was Aristole a hypocrite because he thought he thought with his heart when in fact he thought with his brain?
Obviously he was not.
The above statement by Auster can be seen for the foolishness it is.
"Let's face it--democracy is grounded in stupidity and is stupid."
The Neocon attributes inherent virtue to the gaudy abstraction called democracy.
Auster attributes inherent vice to that gaudy abstraction.
I've long said that Robert J. Samuelson is one of the few adults in our national public life. John Bolton goes on the list, too.
Sunday, October 21, 2012