Re: Quoting Nietzsche is a perilous business

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 22:32:20 MST

Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> "When a woman has an interest for science, it is most often the sign
> that her sexuality is troubled." [my translation]
> Do you agree with that ? :-)

Accounting for the cultural shift in the term "sexuality", that further
translates roughly to, "When a woman has an interest for science, that
is a good sign that sex is not her sole or primary interest." Which
seems to correlate well with the fact (from whatever UN or other census
you desire) that highly educated women tend to have less children than
completely noneducated women.

Max More wrote:
> Nietzsche himself presumably
> would welcome being improved upon:
> "One repays a teacher badly if one always remains a pupil only. Why do you
> not pluck at my wreath?"

The phrasing could use improvement, but the basic sentiment seems
valid. If I teach you, but you forever constrain yourself to be beneath
my level, then you have made ill use of my time. Why not bring yourself
to or beyond my level, even if that diminishes my own glory (since there
is now yet another person as good as or better than I am)?

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