Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quotes Late October 2016

"When we are fully fulfilled, we will become fulfilling truths. It's a broken thought because it is so far away..." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Perhaps isometrically 3-d is flat, and 2-d is hyperbolic."---Nathan Coppedge

"Religion has emotional benefits when it is handled properly, but it never is." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My sense is philosophers are happier than average, because wisdom is something they want and it is part of the good life. Thus, they feel justified about seeking happiness, and thus they are more likely to attain it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Nothing has infinite applications if there are infinite objects, the only problem being there are not infinite objects if there is also nothing. Hierarchies thus concern finitude or the absence of nothing." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Feelings are just the applications of consciousness to information… Fueled by the exclusion principle of eons of time… Perhaps." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We now consume aesthetics rather than the unknown." ---Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients

"What does Nietzsche mean by saying: ' For the health of a single individual, a people, and a nation the un-historical and the historical are equally essential?' What is meant is that both phenomena and objectivity are idealizations of the world. So, Nietzsche is being anthropological. He is equating the reality of the world with two overlapping idealizations." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Some truths are made to be realized, and others are made to be designed." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Humans desire good outcomes, but they are either selfish or ignorant when it comes to solving problems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Is there really free will? We are enslaved to our desires, otherwise no." ---Nathan Coppedge or else Sappho

"Do we choose what's best? Perhaps we do, if we prefer how far we go toward that end." ---Nathan Coppedge

"With conventional rationality, we don't know if it knows everything!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The only way to be 100% original is to lack rational ideas. But the only way to be 100% rational is to lack original ideas." ---Nathan Coppedge or else Lewis Carroll or else Zeno of Elea or Protagoras

"In a sense, when looking at a black cat, religion looks for the implications of fear, science looks for the implications of excitement, and philosophy looks for the implications of bad luck." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Solutions cannot be solutions while solutions are problems and still be meaningful, hence these are the two worlds and the alternative is contradiction. The solution to paradoxes translates between the two worlds without coherent contradiction. But it is still fair to dismiss this strategy as a formalism. I deem that to be counter-productive." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have found the more I think about my situation, the more manageable it is, regardless of how much money I actually earn." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Existence karma: if you suffer, you’re allowed to be superior. If you’re exceptional, the world improves." --- Nathan Coppedge

"Isometric consciousness is the view that the stars, for whatever reason, are small in significance. Everyone is safe with isometric consciousness so long as they do not commit to disaster. Isometric consciousness explains the transcendental axis. It is as committed to evolution as it is to rational privilege." ---Nathan Coppedge

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