Posts tagged ‘Dichotomies’

Quality counts

January 21st, 2009

There is this wonderful short German phrase about quality being more important than quantity:

Qualität zählt!

Transcribed into English it reads:

Quality counts!

Of course, in English, one could wittily say “Quality matters!” Though, if you search the web for these treasures of linguistic and logical quality you will find similar quantities of texts stating the one or the other ;)

Since many writers even dare to add the statement “less is more” I wonder why they do not just stick to it.

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Me, a dichoTomizer

April 26th, 2007

dichoTomizer design

So, someone and I have started our own T-shirt shop contradicTshirts. The above design is one of our first genuine designs. I am planning to feature some rattus rattus’ blog T-shirts, of course.
Watch out! And meanwhile, happy dichotomizing.

Black-and-white categories

November 3rd, 2006

Black-and-white categories

Black-and-white categories will lead us nowhere.


October 6th, 2006

How comes that justification is so hard to justify? I doubt self-reference to be the only source of mind boggles. And, who is a barber anyway?

Imagine justification to be some way to separate right from wrong. We might just slip through and fall into nothing, the space of no justifications.

I was wondering if anybody felt the urge to dig us out of such a whole, or do we call that whole ‘home’? — michael, 2006-02-13

The whole hole of nothing is a welcome space to be filled with home. Just don’t try to justify unless you need more room.

Yours truly, liar with an ever growing beard.

Why there is double bind

October 3rd, 2006

I think it is high time to get rid of the concepts of good versus bad and right versus wrong. Tell me, what do you think about this?


October 2nd, 2006

Distinctive Ratta

The object of a critique

September 30th, 2006

How much critique does a thing need to be … a thing? How often does an object need to be objected? Can critique be without?

One cannot deny to criticize insofar as the denial reflects a critique. More so, if the critique resembles an objection accepting it means to affirm the critique but objecting an objection might provoke the accusation of accusing.

Anyway, I object objecting your objection.

Wanna be a scientist?

June 5th, 2006

Check that your criterions are bleeding edge. Be conscious about what you are doing. Define your science. Analyze your methods. Discuss the results, but draw clear distinctions. Exert precision.

Go ahead, take the scissors. Make sure your knifes are sharp. Be careful not to cut yourself, though. And, beware of dichotomies. Cut through them. Eventually, consider philosophy of science. Cut the scissors.

Please, do not hurt anyone. Yes, this includes yourself.