Thursday, September 15, 2016

Quotes Late September

"The sense of all-or-nothing importance is 1-d interacting with a 2-d world. The dialectic between confusion and confidence is 2-d interacting with a 3-d world. The sense of worthwhile being exists between the 4-d and 5-d world, but is sometimes borrowed in lower dimensions through self-concept." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For life to be well in the third dimension, it requires four things, if it does not require everything. Ben Franklin was right about the first three things: health, wealth, and happiness. But I would add a fourth thing: perpetual motion."---Nathan Coppedge

"Perpetual motion creates health, and knowledge creates wealth, and wealth creates knowledge, and health creates perpetual motion. Poor design, lack of power, lack of wisdom, and incoherence seem to be the alternatives." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Energy and perpetual energy are similar concepts, and we should not underestimate how much the first depends on the second." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I haven't quite built it but I have quite designed it." ---Nathan Coppedge, on perpetual motion

"Object-oriented philosophers sometimes see common properties as the nature of perception. Perceptions may be Democratic, and the most alien things may in fact be consciousness, or complete description." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In short, relevance may be the foundation of semantics, but it adds up to a foundation for formalism. In real life, however, formalism is rarely formal." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Some things are resolved by more-than-just-negative theories. For example, if fear solves everything in some qualified magical sense, then it is not just negative theories which can have subtle, paradoxical meanings." ---Nathan Coppedge

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