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  • My answer, as I gave him at that time, was that ID itself didn't take a stand on common descent, just like evolutionary theory itself didn't take a stand on the discussions of tradition gradualism vs. punctualism, adaptationism vs. structuralism, etc.

    ID and Origin-of-Life Research


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  • "Retrospectively attributed to the music of Anton Webern, the term was originally coined in German (punktuelle Musik), by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Herbert Eimert (who also used the expression "star music") to describe pieces such as Olivier Messiaen's "Mode de valeurs et d'intensités" (1949) (Stockhausen 1989, 35). However, it is most commonly associated with serial compositions such as Pierre Boulez's Structures, book 1 (1952), Karel Goeyvaerts's Sonata for Two Pianos and Nummer 2 for thirteen instruments (1951), and Luigi Nono's Polifonica–Monodia–Ritmica, as well as some early compositions of Stockhausen, such as Kreuzspiel (Stockhausen 1989, 34–35; Toop 2005, 3). Herman Sabbe, however, argues that "Stockhausen never strictly speaking composed punctually" (Sabbe 1981, 68). Eimert foresaw problems "because of the common term of "pointillism" German Pointillismus in French painting. It would wrongly be assumed that paintings by Seurat and his contemporaries were being transformed into music" (Stockhausen 1998, 451)."


    September 14, 2010