True, I feel at home in the society of these symbols of life's immutability
The general characteristics of all theocratic architecture are immutability
, horror of progress, the preservation of traditional lines, the consecration of the primitive types, the constant bending of all the forms of men and of nature to the incomprehensible caprices of the symbol.
He alone did not obey the law of immutability
in the enchanted, sleeping castle.
This point, if it could be cleared up, would be interesting; if, for instance, it could be shown that the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bull-dog, which we all know propagate their kind so truly, were the offspring of any single species, then such facts would have great weight in making us doubt about the immutability
of the many very closely allied and natural species--for instance, of the many foxes--inhabiting different quarters of the world.
The whole reasoning, of course, is founded on the assumption of the immutability
of species; otherwise the difference in the species in the two regions might be considered as superinduced during a length of time.
In the immutability
of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mys- terious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny.
I would have welcomed a sharper distinction between the immutability
that characterizes the Pythagorean-Platonic model, and the motion and expressivist individuality that defines post-nominalist worldviews (cf.
The required period of immutability
of the net unit price is min.
In a series of recent cases, gay rights advocates have persuaded courts to expand the concept of immutability
to include not just those traits an individual cannot change, but also those considered too important for anyone to be asked to change.
Like omnipotence and omnipresence, divine immutability
does not easily admit of analogical translation to creaturely existence, which is enmeshed in time and change.
North Korea's apparent immutability
makes any unexpected development seem like a sign that something major is afoot.
The fact remains that the Catholic church's rational, logical and highly developed system of thinking about moral immutability
and cooperation in evil should bring to the Catholic community in America a solid background with which to approach the agonizing questions of a president whose impeachment is not impossible.