acrylic, feltpen,ink on glossy paper
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I know I am an old man. My idea about botany and zoology originates by the eighteenth-century mainly by Lamark. I admit darwinism is not new for me but Darwin is a scholar of Cuvier and Darwin did not know Lamarck which was a modest and reserved man.
Darwin followed Malthus who is a sophist that says sometime smart things but for a bad reason. Darwin got the rotten things of Malthus thinking that good is evil and evil is good. This is an absurdity almost inoffesive if applied to trilobites or fossils substitued by other zoological forms. Studying the Africa tribes he noted the war is matter of fact, black people kill each other but Malthus and Darwin said it is good that human beings fight for life. Hence Whites can slaughter men of black skin without any feeling of guilt. Our duty is not to become wild man but to be human being not barbarians. In Africa we must to use honest and good ways. But Darwin ignores this.
Chernyshevsky , exiled in Siberia, in this letter written to his son Alexander, explained as Darwinism, if applied to social life, is dangerous and source of racism. (Letter of 12 january 1871, from ‘ The Russian Populism’)
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why does it seem more natural
for people to believe that the sun goes round
the earth, rather than the other way round?
Well, obviously, because it looks that way.
I see. Then how would it look
if the earth went round the sun?
well, I suppose…
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photograph by rinaldo rasa (taken in venice, july 2018)
When we get up every morning we rebuilt the reality including our world of knowledge, our consciousness, our habits and our memories. We are warned about what we must do, or what we need do or what we can do. This is a-priori world, as said Kant, the philosopher told us in a more complex reasoning. This constructivist world needs a lot of fatigue hence after hours pass we are tired and we must rest. The sleep is the answer to the fatigue of life. When we dream , as said Freud, we realize a desire. It seems a good answer to a world were we are repressed by civilization.
Anyway the things go wrong also in the dreams.
During the dream we could build the best of all possibile worlds but it seems that dreams are the same thing of reality. We are not alone not even during the dreams. People, in the dream, act in the same way as in the reality, the sun lights the world as usual and so on. I have admit there is no difference between dream and reality. So Kant was right : the thing itself of the world is stronger than any individual will.
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At the end of Enlightenment it begun the Romanticism. The big problem was the action and the meaning of life and death. During the Enlightenment it was supposed the human life goes on the infinite ; due to progress of Science the average lenght of the life had been extended defeating the illnesses. Voltaire, the vieillard, was not afraid of death and so on all the philosophes.
The change was on the edge of the century when some philosophers proposed the Dialectics as standard of Thinking. This means that Assertion is linked with Negation and vice-versa. The Hate is linked with Love and so on. Hence if you live you will die ; it seems common sense.
Anyway I have admit Voltaire was intelligent ; it is no rule of Nature the necessity of death. Something can start and go on endlessly like a vector of a half-line.
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The mask of the bad one.
On the wall I have a wooden japanese mask
a mask of a bad daemon, a gold lacquered mask.
I see clearly it
swell veins on its forehead showing
how hard it is to be baddie.
(Bertolt Brecht, Poems and songs – 1968 ,
translation by Rinaldo Rasa)
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