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Susan Doris Wrote:
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where he refused to use braille even though
> he knew it.

Susan: I'd call that a false pride.

Ray: There was nothing false about Sam He refused to be considered or to consider himself to be handicapped--and he wasn't. After spending my first day with him at the center for the partially sighted, I realized that I was the one who was handicapped. He was able to do things that the partially sighted weren't supposed to be able to do--effortlessly.


I do not know
> statistically how many people who learn and use
> braille when they lose sight later in life, but I
> think the numbers are low. To be able to pick up
> and read a physical book, to turn the pages, to be
> able to read without light, etc - well it was well
> worth every effort and persistence for years as I
> have found every day of my life since. This person
> you are talking about evidently had an element of
> focal vision, unless you can show that he was
> unable to read even large print at more than a
> single word at a time.
>

Ray: (from article)
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He preferred to use what little sight he
had, even if it meant holding a book up to his
nose.

Susan: Of course, but he could still do that.

Ray: not very well--that's why he invented his first device--a primitive version of what you use today. It opened the gates to funded projects like his device worldwide. You don't know it, but your ability to participate at GHMB today is partially due to the genius and special character of Dr. Sam Genensky.

I can't,
> but it is only rarely that, when the computer goes
> wrong, I've had to have yet another course of
> anti-biotics, when the prospect of not being able
> to continue dancing with the same amount of energy
> as before all come at once, I do give in to a
> moment or so of self pity.
>
> Stop thinking you know more about being blind than
> me!!
>
> Oh, and by the way, people talking about the
> number of well-known people they know or are
> acquainted with has never impressed me in the way
> they think it should.

Ray: Sam's life had an especially happy ending, since the ophthalmologists at the nearby Jules Stein Eye Institute found a way to surgically partially restore Sam's eyesight. He joyfully took trips all over the world to actually see all the places he had only fantasied about for over 70 years.

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Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 1623 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 19:46
Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 145 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 13:28
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 135 PB Bytes 30-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 152 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 17:29
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 135 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 19:12
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 156 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 147 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 15:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 137 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 138 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 132 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:10
Empirical science and spiritual experiences 121 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 23:59
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 129 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 142 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 00:40
Spirituality is one's whole inner and outer character; there is no division.... 140 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:32
The Christian alternative: asceticism 124 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:49
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 147 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:55
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 139 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:14
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 155 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 20:53
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 129 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 23:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 121 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 18:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 125 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 19:03
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 120 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:39
This thread is about science 117 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:08
Re: This thread is about science 120 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:31
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 136 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:01
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 133 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 01:45
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 153 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:18
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 118 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:29
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 132 Jrevans 31-Aug-19 01:02
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 130 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 149 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 01:25
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 137 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 140 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 02:42
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 126 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:58
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 122 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 20:31
NOPE 127 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 22:47
Re: NOPE 129 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:59
Science is not a threat 138 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:11
Re: Science is not a threat 132 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:37
Re: Science is not a threat 137 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 03:00
Re: Science is not a threat 119 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 06:04
Re: Science is not a threat 136 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:31
Re: Science is not a threat 120 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 07:47
Of course 127 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:05
Re: Of course 123 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 10:14
Re: Of course 125 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 11:40
Just Passing Through 152 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 12:54
"There is nowhere where there is not God".... 126 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 22:17
Agreed 132 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 23:58
philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 132 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 11:54
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 136 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 15:09
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 133 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 15:56
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 125 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 17:51
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 137 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:49
Thought experimentation is the key.... 135 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 21:03
From Descartes to the present 136 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:20
Re: From Descartes to the present 137 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 05:12
You can lead a horse to water . . . 139 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 06:20
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 152 jazzmumbles 02-Sep-19 00:18
Nah 136 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:48
No not an extra you are the star. 164 grangram 03-Sep-19 07:39
Sorry 154 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:44
I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 130 grangram 04-Sep-19 08:02
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 143 drrayeye 04-Sep-19 13:15
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 132 PB Bytes 04-Sep-19 19:44
The greatest cult of all... 127 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 21:08
Re: The greatest cult of all... 135 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 22:55
Re: The greatest cult of all... 120 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 23:01
Re: The greatest cult of all... 136 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 23:05
Re: The greatest cult of all... 119 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 02:16
Human imagination 116 grangram 05-Sep-19 10:00
Re: Human imagination 121 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 19:34
The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 148 grangram 05-Sep-19 08:29
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 138 Itatw70s 05-Sep-19 11:41
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 136 grangram 05-Sep-19 11:57
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 125 Susan Doris 05-Sep-19 12:18
Lazy Lazy Lazy 135 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 16:12
Re: Lazy Lazy Lazy 127 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:01
The links are there 125 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:06
Re: The links are there 128 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:21
Re: The links are there 128 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The links are there 123 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 16:07
Further thoughts 109 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 17:56
Re: The links are there 116 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:40
Re: The links are there 114 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 16:26
Re: The links are there 118 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 18:12
One of the things I've learned 109 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 19:19
Re: One of the things I've learned 119 PB Bytes 06-Sep-19 19:47
Re: One of the things I've learned 123 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 05:26
Dr. Sam 117 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:35
Re: Dr. Sam 120 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 07:01
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 125 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 20:15
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 130 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:05
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 130 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 20:13
Strongly disagree 143 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 21:09
Re: Strongly disagree 129 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 21:28
The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 154 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 125 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:12
I did 131 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:20
Thanks 137 grangram 06-Sep-19 08:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 153 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 22:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 126 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:26
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 116 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:12
medical science is an oxymoron 138 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 21:41
Thank God for plumbers and electricians 128 grangram 13-Sep-19 07:38
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 147 Susan Doris 13-Sep-19 10:30
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 115 PB Bytes 13-Sep-19 16:09
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 118 Eddie Larry 13-Sep-19 17:48
medicine vs. science 114 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 17:52
Re: medicine vs. science 123 PB Bytes 13-Sep-19 18:19
A critical distinction 120 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 19:50
Save a prayer for the scientist 128 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 11:03
James 2:14 123 grangram 14-Sep-19 11:34
Re: James 2:14 126 drrayeye 14-Sep-19 15:24
Pence's health care 115 grangram 15-Sep-19 22:18
Second Timothy 2: 15 206 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:32
Re: James 2:14 120 Glass Jigsaw 15-Sep-19 20:26
It's always different 101 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:17


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