Monday, July 23, 2007

Pastoral Visit

Cancer sucks.

What else is there to say?

That was in the morning. Now I'm in Reformation/Enlightenment history, first day -- we just completed a whirlwind overview philosophical tour -- Plato to Hume -- and I want to ask (I'm not sure who but that's sort of beside the point):

What is the Cancerness of cancer? What is cancer's effective cause? What is the teleology of cancer? But the Englightenment boys can't answer that question any better. It's a disease that can be explained mathematically is not an answer that helps.

All our fancy words only get us so far.