This is the classic televised concert from march 1967 recorded in the church of Saint Paulinus in Trier, Germany.
The set up, here, is very close to the original Phillips studio recording from 1965. The composer, Ariel Ramirez, is playing the Harpsichord himself. The vocal quartet, Los Fronterizos, is almost the same. The baritone you see in the video, Yayo Quesada, replaced Cesár Isella right after the studio recording was made two years earlier.
Ariel Ramirez at the harpischord.
If you google around you’ll find several places where it says that this televised concert were recorded in the Cathedral of Trier. But if you look at the church interior in the video and compare with photos taken in the Trier Cathedral it seems false.
When I searched around however I found another church in Trier that seems to be the right one – the baroque mid 18th century Church of Saint Paulinus. Compare two still shots from the video with a modern picture of the interior of the Paulinus’ Church. They are taken from different angles but I think it’s pretty clear.
If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?
The answer depends on how you distribute the probabilities when you do the random choice.
If you make the random choice by throwing a cubic die like the one you can construct from the sketch below the answer is 50%
If you want to restrict the scenario so that you’re only allowed to use a randomization method where the results A to D are equiprobable, then the answer is 0% because none of the four answers can be correct.
If you make the random choice by throwing an octahedron shaped die like the one you can construct from the sketch below the answer is 25%
I think it’s amazing to realize as to what extent Sam Harris atheism coincides in all relevant aspects with the essence of Siddhārtha Gautama’s message. Watch this lecture.
Wasn’t Shakyamuni’s main focus self realization by understanding the workings of mind and consiousness and getting rid of religions’s dead weight of mythology and metaphysics? Isn’t that pretty close to what Sam Harris is up to?