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"The Silent Scream" was also intended, I believe, to argue that thefetus resists being aborted and by doing so shows that even an early embryohas a will to live and/or is aware of efforts to end its life. There ismedical neurological argument to the contrary, but that is perhaps questionabletoo. I would rather argue that the apparent resistance to abortion is farless likely a sign of awareness of what is going on than it is some sortof reflex or reaction to a specific stimulus. Babies or children (and evenadults) sometimes draw away from or seem to resist stimuli without havingany reason for it, and sometimes are even attracted to things which arefatal or painful. In fact, it is often very difficult to get children tounderstand about death and that certain things can kill them or hurt themvery badly. Trying to teach children to be careful around cars, for example,is not an easy task. I find it difficult to believe that an embryo hasan understanding of death and danger that a child does not.
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Rather, I am thinking of the second sense of the type. The artist is an aesthete. Whereas is a set of skills that may be acquired through practice, aesthetic awareness must be cultivated by a difficult discipline. It requires a certain habit of mind that is quite different from ordinary awareness. It is a sensitivity to the subtleties of beauty and sensual pleasure. It is a familiarity with the positive and negative aspects of stimulation, and an appreciation of the necessity of both forms. Whereas the artist as craftsman might produce a religious object of devotion, the artist as aesthete is diametrically opposed to the believer.