Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Every piece that you identify and place in the puzzle yields an entirely different image. And that is the game. Time's Up when the picture fails to change.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
'I fear,' said Laffler solemnly, 'that you confuse the words, gourmet and gourmand. The gourmand, through glutting himself, requires a wider and wider latitude of experience to stir his surfeited senses, but the very nature of the gourmet is simplicity.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Every competent Government officer must have a bureaucrat and lawyer within him/herself.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
You end up being your worst critic since nobody else bothers to.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
If there were a finite language, because of the lack of recursion, that wouldn't mean that it wasn't spoken by normal humans, nor would it mean that it wasn't a very rich source of communication. But if you lived in an environment in which culture restricted the topics that you talked about, and not only just your general environmental limitations on the topics you talked about, but if there were a value in the culture that said, don't talk about topics that go beyond, say, immediate experience - in other words, don't talk about anything that you haven't seen or that hasn't been told to you by an eyewitness. This would severely limit what you could talk about. If that's the case, then that language might be finite, but it wouldn't be a poor language; it could be a very rich language. The fact that it's finite doesn't mean it's not a very rich language. And if that's the case, then you would look for evidence that this language lacked recursion.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Isn't being Just somewhat distinct from and, arguably, more valuable than being right / wrong / left?
That we would all like to see ourselves as soldiers in some or the other ideological war ( or read politics ) and yet shy away for our own lives when it actually occurs?
What was it that made that "idiot" say what he did - All is Fair in Love and War?
Friday, June 15, 2007
Isn't the pleasure mechanism wired, permanently and reinforcingly, to that which relentlessly propagates itself - life? And do we not derive pleasure from the prey of our predation? Who was it who said that Nature has organised itself "naturally" into cycles of predation?
Why the shock, horror, dismay and despair at seeing yourself as you are? We would like to see ourselves, being capable somehow of acting through what seems our own agency, to alter this law unto our singular benefit. Are we so assured that there is nothing preying on our minds?
I mean, you can't really imagine stepping outside of this Universe / Multiverse / whatever to observe and reflect upon it and yourself. Can you? Even the shifting sands of morality must kow-tow to the same rationale. No?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Radical feminism paints a schizophrenic picture of women. They are free and complete sexual beings, who live in a state of siege. They are empowered persons, who are terrified to open their doors at night.
And then this too. I am not surprised that I am not surprised.
... by the resonance of these couple of lines on this page.
But humans have not come very far in understanding the scientific and humanistic value of applying evolutionary analysis to human behavior. This limited progress may reflect an adaptation not to understand, because evolution applied to human behavior threatens the use of ideology as a social strategy.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
What, other than a masochistic instinct, makes you believe otherwise? And seek to associate with me? So as to propagate more of me? And you? So as to perpetuate what I have so far done to you?
If it be so, then all there is to It All is a sadomasochistic interplay. Isn't it?
~ Note : On Being Male
... of being SchizoAffective is that you can begin to take comfort in the perception that Truth is the Ultimate Illusion. And only You can see that. And since you see It all, there is no Denial. Of Anything.
~ Playing : Deluxed : Delirium : Requiem For A Dream
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
... on Earth would I desire to contol someone else's life while my own is a daily struggle against it spiralling out of it?
Monday, June 11, 2007
All objectivity, save that which is purely mathematical, must corrode with the passage of time. Extrapolate unto the Human Condition ...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Try and dissociate love for life from fear of death.