René Who?

DESCARTES’ DOG

Pity the dog
of René Descartes.
Spoke no French
and thus had no heart.
No thoughts, feelings
or wants had he,
mechanistic brain in poor body.

DESCARTES

Descartes
was the world’s
least observant
dog owner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights#1641:_Descartes
http://science.jrank.org/pages/7246/Vivisection-An-ancient-history.html

Perhaps he should have said:
I don’t think too well…
therefore I may not be.
and no one would have paid attention.

 

 

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20 Responses to René Who?

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  2. andro51 says:

    I hope that your Friday is a lovely one Monica,
    and of course the weekend an equally exciting time
    for you… Be very well now my great friend…

    Androgoth XXx

  3. Monica says:

    Thanks, Richard – that’s high praise from you.

  4. penpusherpen says:

    I love your addendum Monica….just right methinks…xx

  5. Artswebshow says:

    This is really cool Monica.
    Clever follow in of the other. lol
    Nice touch of humour too

  6. andro51 says:

    Yes the learning is there for all of us my wickedly fine friend, though I guess it is more a case of whether or not one is willing to learn from others past mistakes, the world can be seen as a spiral of uncertainties and yet on the other side of the coin there are so many wonders yet to be discovered…

    I look forward to your next posting Monica…

    Androgoth XXx

  7. Monica says:

    Dear Ian, All right – I’ll be interested to hear what you think.

  8. Monica says:

    I would love to see this, Bluebee – Monty Python on Descartes – wow!

  9. Monica says:

    Dear Androgoth, I so agree with you about the learning curve. What seems disgusting to us now was taken for granted not so long ago. We humans can learn, can’t we?

  10. You have me thinking now Monica , seems I have to do some google as to Descartes , will return in due course.
    Cheers girl
    Ian

  11. bluebee says:

    Monty Python’s take on RD was probably on the mark

  12. andro51 says:

    How philosophical of you…
    A very nice addition to your
    blogging here Monica, and
    with meaning also, so more
    than just a poetic collective.
    How one could imagine a
    dog to be that of a machine?
    Still it is a learning curve that
    we can all gain knowledge
    from don’t you think? Dogs,
    like all animals, birds and the
    like have a place in our world,
    without them, life would be a
    far less better place… Thank
    you for sharing your thoughts
    on this theme Monica.

    Androgoth XXx

  13. Monica says:

    Sad, isn’t it, how we find a way to justify?

  14. lazfreedman says:

    Strongly agree, my friend
    most interesting, sadly
    All the Best,
    Peace,
    Laz

  15. Monica says:

    Dear Kenny, I agree with you on both counts! That word is so disgusting, I couldn’t bring myself to tag it. (As though someone could be searching under “…”)

  16. kenny2dogs says:

    All a dog wants is for “nobody to go away”

    Vivisection such a disgusting word !!!
    Be well Monica, I think of you often .

  17. Monica says:

    Right, Sandy – he has lost all credibility with dogs!

  18. sandy says:

    But not with dogs!
    He was definitely not a dog person.
    Good poems, Monica.

  19. Monica says:

    And he continues to be so influential.

  20. penpusherpen says:

    I agree, Monica, he was indeed the worlds worst…and I do more than pity the poor dog… I’d like to punch Descartes on the nose … to see if he felt that!!!
    I’ve just checked the links, so much pain and suffering caused in the quest for human anatomical answers, but surely the mere fact that the poor animal must have suffered horribly would dispel any doubts that the animals felt pain? Sickening…just sickening…

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