I joined like three days ago, and have been replying to some posts (but noone has responded); but I didn't say hello first. So, hello. Nice to meet you all.
“Those who argue that art and philosophy are proof of human worth neglect to mention that, in the scheme we have devised, artists and philosophers are powerless and largely without prestige. Art, music, and philosophy are merely poignant examples of what we might have been had not the priests and traders gotten hold of us.” - George Carlin