[Dixielandjazz] Re: reality/truth cum genius/jazz
Sun, 4 Aug 2002 04:58:38 EDT
I may be a little late getting in on this, what with holidays etc., but it
seems to me the Charlie`s contention that `the idea of music is not physical`
is a perfectly straightforward and sustainable proposition and that my friend
Bill Gunter(sorry I didn`t make Edinburgh, Bill.) is wrong. Ideas of any sort
are not physical.
I am not sure that the other comments that `the idea of a rainbow is not
The `idea` or the concept of music is abstract and exists by definition
solely in the mind. I do not see how the `idea` of a rainbow can exist at all
except, to stretch a point, as a concept in the mind of a blind person
derived from a description of of the phenomena, and I would plead that is a
`Art` also I would suggest is merely a concept and cannot be physical.
The question of `genius`, born or acquired may soon become academic. I see
that the latest research shows that persons with a certain pattern of DNA are
more likely to show criminal tendencies than those without.
Whatever you are it is down to your genes. Hows that for an argument for
letting all criminals off. `They just couldn`t help it, Yr Honour, It was
Stop the world.I wanna get off!