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Month: April 2011

Ideas Having Sex

First published in Flourishing April 2011 In his 1987 classic, The Gift of Fire, Richard Mitchell compared thinking to sex:  “From the point of view of the species, if a species could have a point of view, the great advantage of sexual reproduction is the endless variety of possibilities to which it leads.  Every creature born of sex is absolutely new and unique.  Our thinking, on the other hand, is often amoebic, born only of itself.  If it is to be continually renewed, it needs new seed.” 1   In his… Read more Ideas Having Sex