Saturday, August 22, 2009

just doo it

Andy, please forward this on to Abby. Since she is taking philosophy and studying Leibniz, she might enjoy it.

Leibniz was the happy camper of the late 17th and early 18th century - famous for concluding that this is the best of all possible worlds. Compare Voltaire, who had a character in Candide state that "This is the best of all possible worlds and couldn't possibly be better," all the while everything was going to pieces.

Leibniz also contributed the ideas that "If it ain't broke don't fix it, and vice versa," as well as, "There is a reason for everything that happens. We just don't know it."

But, it has to be the doo that is his greatest contribution to mankind, or should I say womankind?

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