Time – Blind John (Part Five)

Alan **picks up battered mic, nods an apology to the sound technician** Philosophy is a funny thing, is it not? I haven’t dedicated any real thought to this discussion in a while, and yet, it has never been far from my thinking. It has danced across my mind several times as I’ve had discussions with […]

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A Note on John McCain

by Mark Kodama The passing of Sen. John McCain does not mark the end of an era but the passing of the baton. A lot has been said about the great void he has left.  But it is clear to me that this country – and this is one of the hallmarks of a great […]

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Time-Blind John (Part Two)

Johnny’s Rebuttal “John’s world can be extremely difficult, but it can be managed.” Alan, you make the mistake of being too optimistic about John’s loss of his perception of time. The most sensible characterization of John’s condition is a disability, and it can be managed. First of all, let’s be clear, John retains a lot […]

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Time-Blind John (Part One)

Alan’s Contention “John’s world would be pretty amazing.” Without a concept of time, John’s memories would have no order. No logical sequence. Think about it, he wouldn’t even be able to logically establish that if he was a baby in this memory, it must have happened before that memory of him as an adult. The […]

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