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    ...... can anyone give us their description, point of view, or just a general summary of how they feel about any philosophical topic? Just pick one and in less than 10 words try and get your point across.

    Example: the subject is Life, here goes......

    Eat, grow, learn, love, enjoy, crap, sleep, dream, awaken, repeat.

    To make it more interesting, one could flame a previous post in the same manner....all in the interest of brevity.


    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Oblivious, confused, wonders, denies, knows.


    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
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    You never know life until you know yourself.
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
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    Life - Nothing, Born, Have fun, Die, Nothing - Don't waste it.
    Eat Dolphin, save the Tuna!!!!
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    you want brevity ? you can't handle brevity !
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    existensialism... one gigantic cop out.
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    Not only is life a bitch, it has puppies. Adrienne E. Gusoff
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    What people think they know is always bigger than what they actually know.
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    one two three four five six seven eight nine ten.

    (did that make sense........I reached ten, and logically, everything was less than ten)
    Does a theory of everything therefore need to be purely theoretical and only account for the known laws and forces in handling the improbability of fortune telling?

    the www feature below can explain it better.
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    data --> information --> knowledge --> wisdom
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    are you quoting a "stephen hawking" testament?

    ............

    I need to catch up on my english phrases, the logical ones.
    Does a theory of everything therefore need to be purely theoretical and only account for the known laws and forces in handling the improbability of fortune telling?

    the www feature below can explain it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streamSystems
    are you quoting a "stephen hawking" testament?
    I was simply laying out my perception of the process of knowledge acquisition, processing and management.
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    Life= The more you have the more need. (pluss three words)
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    life= exploration.enlightenment.creation.destruction.obs ervation.intangibility. love.food.wine.death
    If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
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    Perfectionism = death.
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    In 10 words or less...

    Fear - Survive.
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    Make do with what you have. Waste not, want not.
    Fry me a kipper skipper, I'll be back for breakfast!
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    love = something you don't wanna do
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    Drink like the Irish, fuck like the French.

    Less than ten words, and all the philosophy you'll ever need.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    yeah they say that the french are good in bed but do you really think that is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikkhaud
    yeah they say that the french are good in bed but do you really think that is true.
    I'm willing to find out.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    Drink like the Irish, fuck like the French.
    in that order ?
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    Quote Originally Posted by Pikkhaud
    yeah they say that the french are good in bed but do you really think that is true.
    I'm willing to find out.
    My guess is that you a "male" and your not the only "male" who's willing to find out, fellow brother
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    tree -forest -fell -- no one around- sound ? yes f**kin idiot.


    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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    What about if a stealth bomber fell in a forrest?
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    I argue that the tree and stealth bomber both observed themselves -- the universe observed them. 'when i hear of schroedinger's cat, i reach for my gun.' - stephen hawking.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    I argue that the tree and stealth bomber both observed themselves -- the universe observed them. 'when i hear of schroedinger's cat, i reach for my gun.' - stephen hawking.
    Whether or not there is anything to observe them, the movement will create pressure waves in the air which would, if an observer were present, translate into sounds.

    Adapted from an Ursula K. LeGuin quote:

    Nothing is wasted. Even pain counts.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
    ~Jean-Paul Sartre
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    i've also thought that the question is flawed, in that it only seems to count if a -human- observes anything. The forest is filled with magical creatures. Why don't the observations of the friendly woodpecker, or the tender squirrel, count for anything?
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    I argue that the tree and stealth bomber both observed themselves -- the universe observed them. 'when i hear of schroedinger's cat, i reach for my gun.' - stephen hawking.
    Whether or not there is anything to observe them, the movement will create pressure waves in the air which would, if an observer were present, translate into sounds.

    Adapted from an Ursula K. LeGuin quote:

    Nothing is wasted. Even pain counts.
    so The 'potential for sound exists ' but without a receptical to translate those waves into 'sound' the sound itself remains unrealised.


    BUT, what of recording devices which can also translate these waves into sounds?

    There are perhaps other inanimate things in nature which can translate waves into sound...can a rock 'hear'? Seemingly stupid question but....

    A rock would be subject to the pressure of those waves, the waves would touch it some how. What happens I wonder to the atoms of rocks when they are exposed to high frequency 'sounds'? Anything, nothing?
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    the more you live the more we know
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    Quote Originally Posted by samirji
    the more you live the more we know
    Not sure who the 'you' or 'we' your quote is referring to but I'll assume it is anyone or one's self.

    I would think that there is always something to learn. Aging seems to attract the wisdom to apply knowledge.
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    The older I get the more I doubt that wisdome comes with age.
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    The answer IS the question
    It's both.
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    i wish i'd known that during my school years. Question - what is 2 + 2? Answer - what is 2 + 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkofwhy
    The answer IS the question
    this reminded me of a good 'un.

    'stupidity knows no boundaries'
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikkhaud
    The older I get the more I doubt that wisdome comes with age.
    Now that is a wise thing to say.


    Reality= "... an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -guess who
    Answer: Einstein


    Life= The quintessence of hopelessness.
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    I'm wise enough to know reality is spelled wrong but I'm aging and not getting any wiser to know the author, but without googling, it sounds like something Einstein would say.
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    Quote Originally Posted by thinkofwhy
    The answer IS the question
    this reminded me of a good 'un.

    'stupidity knows no boundaries'
    It didn't remind you of this little ditty?
    The Journey IS The Destination?
    It's both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkofwhy

    It didn't remind you of this little ditty?
    The Journey IS The Destination?
    how about

    'corny is as corny does'
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    I'm wise enough to know reality is spelled wrong but I'm aging and not getting any wiser to know the author, but without googling, it sounds like something Einstein would say.
    Thanks, I fixed it. By the way I did put the answer. It's a little trick I got from Megabrain a while back.

    But, yeah... you're right, 'tis Einstein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Thanks, I fixed it. By the way I did put the answer. It's a little trick I got from Megabrain a while back.
    Huh

    But, yeah... you're right, 'tis Einstein.
    Maybe I am getting wiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Thanks, I fixed it. By the way I did put the answer. It's a little trick I got from Megabrain a while back.
    Huh
    It's like the writing disappears and then it reappears.
    but sshshshshsh.... don't tell anyone.

    haha, I love getting off topic.

    Dude, this could be some secret way to communicate across the internet that no one would expect. In all probability these two sentences will never be read.
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    How sure are you of that? How many people know about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    How sure are you of that? How many people know about this?
    How sure am I of what? And as you can tell not many know about this. Dude, I'm gonna start adding this to all my posts.
    Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. -Spoon Boy
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