Posts tagged ‘Nonsense’

What makes sense?

October 22nd, 2006

Ratta says that humans make sense

[What makes sense? — Ratta’s answer: Humans do!]

Ursache (cause and reason)

October 7th, 2006

Ur-Sache (cause)

Und was haben wir daraus gemacht!

What have we done? German Ursache may be translated cause and reason. Though, the literal translation would be original thing or prime thing — as if there were.

Half de-dichotomized

May 26th, 2006

FRONT -- Stamped for dichotomy

In case you are in need of de-dichotomization get yourself a De-Dichotomy Stamp, too.

Sharpen your whiskers

May 18th, 2006

We are each of us angels with only one wing.
And we can only fly by embracing each other.

— Luciano de Crescenzo

Though, he did not mention that his was broken.

Me, I am no angel, I am just a common long-tailed rodent; each of my whiskers a wing, making my mind fly, embracing the world within.

Save the earth

March 17th, 2006

The most important aspect of trying to save earth is not to do so.

Trapped in a feedback loop

March 3rd, 2006
a pair of scissors

See what science is named after.

Some say science is about truth. It is not about lies. What could science of science be? The truth about no lies? Says who? And do we know that it is the truth? Isn’t science also about questioning and analysis? Hence, what do we know about analysis of analysis?

Science “refers to a system of acquiring knowledge (…) aimed at finding out the truth” (Wikipedia, 2006-03-03). So we assume that knowledge is not truth. Probably that’s why to know is derived from “view”, as are “vision”, “witness” and the German “Wissen”. What do we know about knowledge?

No, not me. I am a liar.
I am trapped in a feedback loop. Please, don’t cut it!

What’s making sense?

February 10th, 2006

Someone uttered: Stop making sense!
Being asked: What’s making sense?
I answered: We are.

And that’s where all the trouble and the fun started.

I am a liar

January 29th, 2006

I am a liar, and you are probably not. I am even a member of the Club of Liars. Are you? What does it mean if someone says “I am no liar”?

That’s a tricky question. Maybe we should ask a scientist. Science “refers to a system of acquiring knowledge (…) aimed at finding out the truth” (Wikipedia, 2006-01-16). So, scientists should know. They are telling the truth, aren’t they?

Most scientists, like other people, too, are understandably eager to make us believe that they are at least not telling lies. Let’s assume for a mere moment that scientists do not always tell the truth — in fact, there are some hints for this. How do we know? If it is possibly a lie that scientists are not telling lies, what is it they are doing?

Was Epimenides the first scientist, indeed? Rats!

What do we know anyway? Never I would dare to state that I knew everything. I do like to learn, and I am sure there is a lot I do not know. So, what do we know about what we do not know? Might that what we do not know be even more important than what we know?

These are big questions. Aren’t they? Let’s ask whether they are. Or is this one?
No, I do not have any answers. But, I am afraid, this is an answer. You might think that this is all nonsense. Go ahead, I won’t object your objection. There are puns, games of words, even riddles, and paradoxes. Language is deceiving. (I love this one.) We are used to deal with everyday paradoxical situations, unanswerable questions, and double binds. Some say the fun ends where these games are to affect people but that’s just where it started.

(Last update: 2006-05-20)