I don't think so.Volnutt said:
Makes sense.Asteriktos said:I would guess so, but I've only seen bits and pieces of that show, so I'm basing that guess more on the reputation of cable 'learning' shows in general. Having said that, I'm not sure exactly how much I trust the author yet, as he says things at times that seem like an exaggeration. For example he speaks of an 'unmanaged' forest in Eastern Europe, basically the last of its kind he says, comparing it very unfavorably to the 'managed' forests throughout the rest of Europe, and he says that "all Europe once looked like this" unmanaged forest. Thing is, I've walked through 'unmanaged' forests all my life and none of them look at all like what he described with the super-amazing-unmanaged forest looking/being like. I don't doubt that there were many more forests like he describes, but I do question the claim that pretty much every forest on the entire continent was like this super-amazing one. It just smacks of 'things were better before HUMANS screwed everything up!!!" environmental romanticism; there's enough human destruction in the realm of fact, doesn't seem like exaggerations are necessary.
The Whills themselves might or might not need guardians, but their Disciples likely do.Volnutt said:Why do the Whills need guardians? I thought they were supposed to be nigh-omnipotent.
My wariness with this subsided. Also, a lot of it is about the environment and animals in general, not just in apocalypse-like scenarios, since 'the world without us' could just as easily be about situations in which humans never existed to begin with, or didn't spread across the world and massively increase in population.Asteriktos said:
Kmart could do an annoying popup: "Attention Kmart shoppers, there's a Blue Light Special in the Patristics Department!" ;DAsteriktos said:I'm not sure why the $85 Oxford University Press book The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine, is being sold on the Target and Kmart websites... but I certainly don't disapprove ??? ;D
Some folks try to apply an irrationally exaggerated rigour to study times for which sources are scarce, therefore doubting the few sources left, specially when such sources are religious.Saxon said:Life of St. Columba by Adomnán. As it's the Penguin Classics edition, I'm currently slogging my way through Richard Sharpe's 70-page introduction where he casts doubt on the historicity of the work and relegates it mostly to Christian and cultural "myth". Still, I'm not well-versed on the state of Scotland or the Celtic church of the time, so I've decided not to skip it.