It was Very Good
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
― Albert Einstein
THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
words and language
present and past
math and science
knows object name
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
“big picture” oriented
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
knows object function
Our bodies are quite literally machines. Approximately NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT of human DNA is comprised of its genetic past; leaving only THREE PERCENT as original and unaffected by genetic fate.
Processing, pumping, performing, playing the part of Perowne, from Ian McEwan’s “Saturday”, is a pragmatic part of life. Unavoidable uses of the body and mind, for example, taking a complex and controversial issue, such as the Iraq War motif in “Saturday”, and formulating a coherent, rational solution, or, such as, explaining and arguing for ‘this’ or ‘that’ in some thesis statement. While such a thought experiment poses no problem for most people, taking the same left-brained approach to personal engagement and the many profound problems of life, such as those that Perowne creates for himself, often leave people feeling empty, as if the faculties to approach such perplexing problems are not present.
Perowne does not have a soul.
In a world enveloped by scholastics and erudition, it is difficult to avoid indulging in being “the intellectual”. Being in the heart (Vanderbilt) of the ‘Athens of the South’ (Nashville), students’ brains are constantly exercised, yet which aspects are being exercised may be decided by each individual’s THREE PERCENT. Without the CREATIVE faculties, intelligence makes people apathetic, always analyzing and understanding any argument with only the body and mind.
Sorry, but your soul just died…
The left brain is responsible for the analytic, logical, and focused activities, while the right brain is IMAGINATIVE & CREATIVE!
Saturn’s Day, for the Hellenized, is most commonly considered ‘The Sixth Day: Creatures on Land’, in Judaic-Christian mythology. It is on this day, and only this day, that God declares his creations to be “VERY good” (Genesis 1:31).
-Adam W. Gill