Monday, February 21, 2011

The Lion and The Statue

A brave young man and a lion were discussing the relative strength of men and lions in general.  The young man boasted that he and his fellows were stronger than lions by reason of their greater intelligence.  "Come now with me," he cried, "and I will soon prove that I am right."  So he took the lion into the town square and showed him a statue of Hercules overcoming the lion by brute force.  "That is all very well," said the Lion, "but it proves nothing, for it was a man who made the statue."

5 comments:

  1. Truth. The man should have quickly been devoured by the lion after this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. One could argue that statues never prove anything. It is always the act, in the very moment, that makes the proof, and what it is thereafter depends on the perception of those who saw it as it took place.
    Few see real proof as it takes place, that is why hearsay plays such a large role in how and what is viewed as being proof, proof enough, or debatable proof, not to talk about those much coveted cases of 'Proof beyond shred of a doubt'.

    Yeah, I like fables a lot too. Fables, paradox, 'Riddles' if you will, they're all great food for a mind hungry to gain deeper understanding. To me that's (almost) all that everything is about.

    ReplyDelete
  3. May,

    (I can call you May, yes?)

    Have you had any issues with people posting and their comments not showing, or showing only to disappear later, over the last 4 or so days?

    ReplyDelete