apparently spendi thinks he is also so capricious as to routinely rain design problems on animals and man alike.
Which animals? Animals under domestication are not the total set of animals by any stretch. If you are talking about AUDs then you are guilty of the anthropomorphism you charge me with.
Which animals in nature have design problems? To suggest that they have is to criticise evolution. I've already told you that evolution is just another word for God minus the sexual inhibitions. If you continually ignore such obvious facts you will never move your conk one step forward from where it was when you began your habit of ignoring anything inconvenient and you will become so anthropomorphic that it will be called farmerpomorphic and as subjective as a cat on a hot tin roof.
One fine literary gentleman said that he picked the books he would read at random from second-hand bookshop shelves. The library being anthropomorphic if there's a committee involved. Even his method has an element of anthropomorphism in it because publishers have selection. When you choose your reading, or TV viewing, too carefully your lanes get narrower and narrower. Hey presto you're an expert. And you know **** all about anything outside of your refined expertise but have got so up yourself by being a recognised expert that you not only think you do know about other things but have got so ******* cocky, due to searching out fawning acolytes, students who need your okay to get the cash-cow certificate, that you think it your duty to inform us on it all as it comes up. Even on football and you know nothing whatsoever (tautology for emphasis) about that having watched too many games from the wrong point of view. i.e. your own.
Try reading What Katie Did Next and see if you can figure out what Ms Coolidge had in mind. It was a material state in her mind. You can't tolerate the idea of immaterial mental states. Incidentally, that title is the name of a lingerie merchandising operation. Comics might be a good place to start your journey of penitence. Destry Rides Again. Delia Smith's cookery book. The bill of lading for The Bounty. The Age of Steam. The sale catalogue of Madame de Pompadour's effects after her demise.
Even bad writers have something worth saying.
Just becpome a child of the Universe spendi and quit trying to anthropomorphise the weather and biology.
In an essay, Greek Science, by G.S. Kirk there is this--
The truth is that when the Greeks needed a model for regularity in nature they found it in the planned intellectual activity of man, particularly of the artist or craftsman deliberately shaping his material to a preconceived end. They did not find it, as men since the Renaissance , in the soulless regularity of the machine; they did not have many machines and they did not like the idea of machines as such. The mechanical elements in causation, like Socrates' sinews, were held to be subsiduary and unimportant, and, for Plato, at least, to be beneath the detailed attention of the true thinker.
And you scoffed at me saying that Plato was mad.
Mr Kirk goes on--I felt the interruption necessary like with potting the black---
This is partly an effect of living in a slave-owning society; for if slaves do most of the work, it is a short step to believing that the exact processes of production are uninteresting; and even those who did not own slaves seem to have regarded technology as unnecessary.
Hence the slave owners of the south, whatever else they were, were upholding an ancient intellectual tradition in the face of the soulless and uninteresting regularity of the machine. Evolution being the only judge of the relative merits rather than some temporary ascendency due to what might be called performance enhancing substances of the sort A.B. Nobel is justly famous for as well as for pissing off all his relations by leaving most of his dough to fund a conceit festivity ceremonial (the twat) with the skimmings running down to empower the narrow expertises I mentioned above to run amok and telling us all what to think about the higher things in life whilst taking up Viagra to correct limpidity.
Man does not live by bread alone. Your anthropomorphism is like the trees you can't see the wood for.