(urth) Shapeshifting Evidence and Principles

don doggett kingwukong at yahoo.com
Tue May 30 22:03:06 PDT 2006

--- Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:

> So that gives me a range of possible jewels ... or,
> to return from
> the ring to its analogic sense, a range of possible
> interpretations
> of a mysterious feature in a text. Ideally, I like
> to keep that range
> open, rather than choosing a single "right"
> interpretation. What I'll
> do is build mental models of the text that allow for
> rich and
> interesting interpretationS, and while I'll often
> argue for the
> interpretation that fascinates me most, it doesn't
> mean that I think
> that others are necessarily "wrong."
> Gaps -- elisions -- are fascinating things...

Amen to that. They're the reason most great religious
texts survive and carry relevance, as well as great
literature imo.
This list would have degenerated into nitpicks years
ago if not for the deliberate (and absolutely pitch
perfect) vagueness of Wolfe's narrative.


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