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At the gym this morning, listening to Lawrence Cahoone’s Teaching Company course, The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida. Cahoone points out that Copernicus and Galileo were in part a resurgence of Platonic thought. Copernicus’s strong proof of a heliocentric universe and Galileo’s explanation of inertia contradicted Aristotle and human experience, and Plato had always favored math over observation.

Plato would have liked Vine, too. The clip is short enough to suggest its subject’s form. And without the form, perhaps, we live inside a six-second loop, our narratives amounting to a kind of shadow theater.

While today’s snowstorm tonight will subside, tomorrow will shift with its own grace.