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The Folly Of Fools

Author : Robert Trivers
ISBN : 9780465028054
Genre : Science
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive—but deceit and self-deception carry the costs of being alienated from reality and can lead to disaster. So why does deception play such a prominent role in our everyday lives? In short, why do we deceive? In his bold new work, prominent biological theorist Robert Trivers unflinchingly argues that self-deception evolved in the service of deceit—the better to fool others. We do it for biological reasons—in order to help us survive and procreate. From viruses mimicking host behavior to humans misremembering (sometimes intentionally) the details of a quarrel, science has proven that the deceptive one can always outwit the masses. But we undertake this deception at our own peril. Trivers has written an ambitious investigation into the evolutionary logic of lying and the costs of leaving it unchecked.
Category: Science

Fools And Folly

Author : Clifford Davidson
ISBN : IND:30000060656836
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Fool in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period was either a person who capitalized on his natural deficiencies, which were then considered amusing, or a professional entertainer the artificial Fool who specialized in clowning. His distinctive clothing and bauble are known to us through numerous Psalter illustrations where he is shown in connection with Psalm 52, which asserts that The fool has said in his heart there is no God. Attitudes toward the Fool varied, but his place was to become assured on stage, where his role is best known to us through the plays of Shakespeare. The articles in the present volume provide indispensable analyses of the Fool from a number of different perspectives.
Category: Performing Arts

Preaching Fools

Author : Charles L Campbell
ISBN : 1602583668
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Campbell and Cilliars walk the fine line between the ugliness and beauty of the gospel and challenge readers toward a deeper engagement with its unsettling message.--Angela Dienhart Hancock, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary "Theology Today"

The Folly In A Fool S Awakening Ronald Joseph S Painful Journey As A Fool Learning Wisdom

Author : Ronald Francis David Hunt
ISBN : 1791857361
Genre : Philosophy
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A story about a lost soul finding rredemption by overcoming self-doubt, self hate, aand self-abuse.AUTHOR'S NOTE: The person whom I intended to write this book's Preface replied to that request: "My impression is that you felt forces were against you and things occurred to thwart your growth. My belief system is that it is all lessons... similar to your belief... but we as individuals make choices that teach those lessons. I feel we must keep our auric field protected and follow angel and guardian guidance."Friends understand one another... and my friend was honestly describing that one of my "progeny of water and Spirit" quite honestly has chosen deliberate sabotage of my attempts at "enlightenment." Some people just want to flow with the tide; to not swim upstream, but instead allow the river current to propel them forward in life with just enough effort to prevent drowning or floating into the tree limbs near the river bank. That can be a good use of Life Energy coupled with Service, Charity, and Gratitude.But this is a book on Spiritual Alchemy. It is about Templar Knights seeking to restore Grace to the Sovereign Power that created them. In a way, it is a "march into Hell for a Heavenly Cause." The Men and Women of Wisdom not seeking Dominion over other souls are in fact seeking to Restore Grace for their Master(s). Accomplishing that task implies uprooting and displacing the ruling power that has, perhaps unintentionally, debased the Grace of the original Authority or Master that we serve in seeking that soul Restoration/ Reintegration/Regeneration/Renewal.Thus, to accomplish this goal, we must displace our linkages from one philosophical worldview and replace them with a different philosophy of being. Accomplishing that task pits forces against each other over a sacred piece of ground. To deny there are obstructions is to deny the fact that when someone seeks to expand their Kingdom, another principality must withdraw. Alchemy is truly about Transcending this competition. We are seeking Reintegration or "wholeness." That is an alchemist's life's work.INTRODUCTIONThe awakening of a Fool growing "wise" is a story seldom told in eternal evolution of consciousness. I am told there are far "wiser" Magi than myself, but I have gained a level of intellectual emancipation not attained in several centuries, despite my ignorance in Understanding a few essential Spiritual concepts. I do not claim inerrancy. I have more to Learn, but I would like to share my story of self-initiation from the Gnostics/Archangels utilizing the self-understanding and Divine Understanding I have gained so far.
Category: Philosophy

Perfect Fools

Author : John Saward
ISBN : 019213230X
Genre : Religion
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This title, by John Saward, explores foolishness and fools in Catholic and Orthodox spirituality.
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Sacred Folly

Author : Max Harris
ISBN : 0801461936
Genre : History
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For centuries, the Feast of Fools has been condemned and occasionally celebrated as a disorderly, even transgressive Christian festival, in which reveling clergy elected a burlesque Lord of Misrule, presided over the divine office wearing animal masks or women’s clothes, sang obscene songs, swung censers that gave off foul-smelling smoke, played dice at the altar, and otherwise parodied the liturgy of the church. Afterward, they would take to the streets, howling, issuing mock indulgences, hurling manure at bystanders, and staging scurrilous plays. The problem with this popular account—intriguing as it may be—is that it is wrong. In Sacred Folly, Max Harris rewrites the history of the Feast of Fools, showing that it developed in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries as an elaborate and orderly liturgy for the day of the Circumcision (1 January)—serving as a dignified alternative to rowdy secular New Year festivities. The intent of the feast was not mockery but thanksgiving for the incarnation of Christ. Prescribed role reversals, in which the lower clergy presided over divine office, recalled Mary’s joyous affirmation that God "has put down the mighty from their seat and exalted the humble." The "fools" represented those chosen by God for their lowly status. The feast, never widespread, was largely confined to cathedrals and collegiate churches in northern France. In the fifteenth century, high-ranking clergy who relied on rumor rather than firsthand knowledge attacked and eventually suppressed the feast. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians repeatedly misread records of the feast; their erroneous accounts formed a shaky foundation for subsequent understanding of the medieval ritual. By returning to the primary documents, Harris reconstructs a Feast of Fools that is all the more remarkable for being sanctified rather than sacrilegious.
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Shakespeare S Great Stage Of Fools

Author : R. Bell
ISBN : 9780230337725
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This lively, lucid book undertakes a detailed and provocative study of Shakespeare's fascination with clowns, fools, and fooling. Through close reading of plays over the whole course of Shakespeare's theatrical career, Bell highlights the fun, wit, insights, and mysteries of some of Shakespeare's most vibrant and often vexing figures.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Dictionary Of The Bible

Author : John L. Mckenzie
ISBN : 9780684819136
Genre : Reference
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A standard reference work, providing concise descriptions of biblical characters, terms, and places, as well as pertinent illustrations and charts
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Treasury Of Thought

Author : Maturin Murray Ballou
ISBN : UOM:39015011333732
Genre : Quotations, English
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Jesus The Holy Fool

Author : Elizabeth-Anne Stewart
ISBN : 1580510612
Genre : Religion
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Richly written, Jesus the Holy Fool combines diverse images from religious traditions, world literature, Jungian archetype, and Scripture. Weaving the best theology and spirituality, Jesus the Holy Fool is a fresh and inviting Christology. The Scriptures tell us that religious leaders thought Jesus was "possessed," and his own family thought he was "crazy." In his open table fellowship, choice of followers, radical passion, and his death and resurrection, Jesus was willing to appear as a fool for the sake of God's reign. His teachings--especially the parables, paradoxes, and the beatitudes--advocate a way of life that is grounded in Holy Foolishness. Through an archetypal examination of the fool motif as it applies to Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus the Holy Fool develops the connections between holiness and folly. Offering new insights into Christology and exploring its practical pastoral ramifications, Jesus the Holy Fool presents Holy Foolishness as a paradigm for the Christian journey and as a new model of what it means for us to be church.
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A Fools Folly

Author : Sven Sanburg
ISBN : 9781304017901
Genre : BSA motorcycle
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An account of one man's travails as he prepares and then rides the breadth of Route 66's route from St. Louis to Los Angeles on his 1917 BSA Thunderbolt. The trip was the exclamation point of Bill "Bib" Bibbiani's quest to make the Southern California Norton Owners Club the finest RIDING classic motorcycle club in the world!" -- author's statement.
Category: BSA motorcycle