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An Earth Elder Speaks
Neil Curtis Krause

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Luke 8:16 "Who ever heard of someone lighting a lamp and covering it up to keep it from shining? No, lamps are mounted in the open where they can be seen." . . So am I a lamp lighter? Hmmm, let me see: In my AGAPE piece KEEP IT BRIEF I passed on the report that the King's Wise Men held that "maybe" was a one word summary of all they knew plus the knowledge of their 10,000 books; in WELL SAID GEORGE I agreed with George Will's advice to contemplate - even to savor - the unfathomable strangeness of everything including ourselves; in A SECOND ROCK I noted Uncertainty as something which certainly surrounds us; in EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY I confessed that it's easy for me to feel at ease with my Ultimate Ignorance. So I ask myself, what lamp have I lit that I should mount it in the open? . . . Hmmm, in his book, A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, Stephen Hawkins relates the following tale: A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have just told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on?" "You're very clever young man, very clever," said the old lady, "But its turtles all the way down!" . . . Past and present, I read a few books etc., watch TV, listen to a few orations, dialogue with others, ponder the strangeness of it all including myself, and so far it seems like its Uncertainty all the way down. So that's the lamp that I am mounting on the internet and letting it shine. . . I