Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday the 19th of February I was almost held hostage

I have been advertising that my art is worth more than a million dollars, even though it has never been appraised for more than $5 literally, and sold for a million only once, usually for less than $500 (not 500K, not even $5K, but sometimes literally five hundred dollars or usually more like three hundred, and sometimes I give away my work for free, even though one time I did sell for a million and gave the money back because I thought it was a loan).

Well, I was using my laptop in Starbucks when I heard the voice of a man off to my left.

The odd thing was, he said something threatening about plastic surgery, and then said he would kill me if I didn't "get in the van."

However, he said it so inaudibly, that because I hallucinate sometimes, I couldn't be sure he was there. I was too terrified to look him in the face.

A young woman said something about how threats weren't allowed in Starbucks.

Then I think a Starbucks staff member came over and said New Haven is police central, and if he did anything threatening whatsoever he's be dead in a minute.

No one ever talked to me, and I didn't look up from my laptop for several hours, so I was never quite sure that it happened.

But I did remember hearing two or three guys talking about abducting me one time when I got off the bus near the New Haven library. I thought about telling the police, but decided not to, because my mother always thinks I'm delusional.

My guess is the guy was arrested and tried to call his cronies at the tapped phone at the police department. If I'm psychic does that make me wrong? If I think about it does that mean nothing happened? Is this why you have to be in an 'in circle' to think my art is worth a million dollars?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quotes Early February 2017

"At least, if it means something better it will have a better standard of meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I am inclined to think applied knowledge only happens in an imperfect world. Real life is philosophical and ideal." ---Nathan Coppedge

See also Coherent Systems A.3.C.1. to at least B.3.B.2. with a few exceptions within that range.

(Links:
Set 1, https://www.quora.com/In-what-ways-has-the-Linguistic-turn-proven-fruitful-in-Western-philosophy/answer/Nathan-Coppedge
Set 2, https://www.quora.com/Care-to-expand-further-on-coherent-linguistic-modules-2nd-Set/answer/Nathan-Coppedge
)

"The thought itself may be important." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My supposition is that a lot of theories are forgotten over the years. That is the theory I work with primarily in philosophy of physics. There is room for comprehensibility as long as we are willing to cross barriers." ---Nathan Coppedge, conversation with James Rose

"Wisdom is not best seen as limited, as it is only useful when it is possible. Wisdom may require exaggeration and significant experiences. Wisdom is generally not absolute, and it is not always those who consider themselves wise who are wise. The limit of wisdom is not usually comprehended, it may consist of the difference between the wise life and the life that is less wise. Neither life actually realizes its own limit, unless it has crossed the limit. The limit, therefore, is just a limit on interpreting wisdom after the fact. It is possible to be exceptionally wise in one thing through terrible sacrifice, or to make terrible sacrifices and do nothing particularly wise. Therefore, the limit of wisdom occurs after the fact. Sorry to disappoint, but much of wisdom occurs through realizing the freedom to be wise, and how good it is, if it is good at all." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn’t have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn’t have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Objective knowledge can theoretically exist without relevance in an inhuman capacity. It’s structure can mean something even if it doesn’t mean something right now. But subjective knowledge is all about ‘now’ and finding relevance for it. Ideally, one has benefit for the other, but only in terms of values that actually exist. Destroying value destroys the connection between the subjective and objective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What I discovered is ideas only exist by a standard... The more we have a standard, the more we can know them." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The more real something is, the more acceptable are all of the many standards about it." ---Nathan Coppedge


"I like to call metaphysics the lemma of physics, just as physics is the lemma of science. Physics is important, so metaphysics is important, but metaphysics is easier. And physics is important, so science should be important, although that is actually an incorrect argument unless physics is actually coherent (which, so far as I know, it isn't as a discipline)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have been told the usage in omniscience is under the older root of 'to know or perceive' rather than meaning science, which seems unfortunate to me from the standpoint of technology." ---Nathan Coppedge


https://www.poemhunter.com/quotations/famous.asp?people=Nathan%20Coppedge


Laughing is Lucky, VS. Laughing to Death is Optimistic

The hidden psychological conflicts of perpetual motion.

That, and many others.

Like whether a diabolical question can be more diabolical (I say no, by absolute definition).

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Up to 2 citations now!

Although at least one of these citations might be slightly dubious, at least they are enough to count on Google Scholar! One of them meets the H-Index criteria! Not bad for an undergrad, in my opinion!

Nathan Coppedge Google Scholar

And up to 100 Followers on Academia.edu!  http://www.southernct.academia.edu/NathanCoppedge