On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 02:41:17PM -0700, Ken Restivo wrote:
> As for music, even though I'm somewhere between a Daoist and a hard-core atheist, and I don't buy the idea of any kind of anthropomorphic supreme-being gods, I can see a pretty clear evolutionary-musicology explanation why why Bach made such consistently fantastic music.
Bach certainly was strongly motivated to develop his skills - you just have
to consider his 400 km or so walk on foot to visit Buxtehude in Luebeck and
his stay there for several months, without leave from his then employer in
And yes, faith can be a strong motivation. In either way - it can result in
both the creation of beauty and in the most extreme atrocities.
There are three of them, and Alleline.
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