„Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque.“

—  U. G. Krishnamurti, buch Mind is a Myth

Quelle: Mind is a Myth (1987), Ch. 4: There Is Nothing To Understand
Kontext: If you are freed from the goal of the "perfect","godly", "truly religious" then that which is natural in man begins to express itself. Your religious and secular culture has placed before you the ideal man or woman, the perfect human being, and then tries to fit everybody into that mold. It is impossible. Nature does not exist at all. Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque.

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U. G. Krishnamurti
Anti-Guru 1918 - 2007

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„The books of natural theology which satisfied the intellects of our grandfathers seem to us quite grotesque, representing, as they did, a God who conformed the largest things of nature to the paltriest of our private wants. The God whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

Lecture XX, "Conclusions"
1900s, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
Kontext: Science... has ended by utterly repudiating the personal point of view. She catalogues her elements and records her laws indifferent as to what purpose may be shown forth by them, and constructs her theories quite careless of their bearing on human anxieties and fates. Though the scientist may individually nourish a religion, and be a theist in his irresponsible hours, the days are over when it could be said that for Science herself the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Our solar system, with its harmonies, is seen now as but one passing case of a certain sort of moving equilibrium in the heavens, realized by a local accident in an appalling wilderness of worlds where no life can exist. In a span of time which as a cosmic interval will count but as an hour, it will have ceased to be. The Darwinian notion of chance production, and subsequent destruction, speedy or deferred, applies to the largest as well as to the smallest facts. It is impossible, in the present temper of the scientific imagination, to find in the driftings of the cosmic atoms, whether they work on the universal or on the particular scale, anything but a kind of aimless weather, doing and undoing, achieving no proper history, and leaving no result. Nature has no one distinguishable ultimate tendency with which it is possible to feel a sympathy. In the vast rhythm of her processes... she appears to cancel herself. The books of natural theology which satisfied the intellects of our grandfathers seem to us quite grotesque, representing, as they did, a God who conformed the largest things of nature to the paltriest of our private wants. The God whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. The bubbles on the foam which coats a stormy sea are floating episodes, made and unmade by the forces of the wind and water. Our private selves are like those bubbles—epiphenomena, as Clifford, I believe, ingeniously called them; their destinies weigh nothing and determine nothing in the world's irremediable currents of events.

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„Markets are social constructs that reflect the unique political-cultural construction of their business enterprises and nations.“

—  Neil Fligstein American sociologist 1951

Quelle: The transformation of corporate control, 1993, p. 39

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„Mathematics takes us still further from what is human, into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the world, but every possible world, must conform.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1900s, "The Study of Mathematics" (November 1907)

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„The cells and fibers of the brain must carry some kind of individual identification tags, presumably cytochemical in nature, by which they are distinguished one from another almost, in many regions, to the level of the single neurons.“

—  Roger Wolcott Sperry American neuroscientist 1913 - 1994

As quoted in "Brain Wiring by Presorting Axons" by Kazunari Miyamichi and Liqun Luo in Science 325 (5940) (31 July 2009) http://stke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/sci;325/5940/544

„A good piece of art must combine barbarism and culture: two unique elements…“

—  Fritz Wotruba Austrian sculptor (23 April 1907, Vienna – 28 August 1975, Vienna) 1907 - 1975

Quelle: The Human Form: Sculpture, Prints, and Drawings, 1977, p. 52.

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„Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals.“

—  Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973

Inside Information
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (1966)
Kontext: We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.

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