How is it possible not to consider our intellectual peers to be idiots?
What would Jesus do
with Klein bottles of Deplorables?
What difference does it make now?
Not even a smidgen …
If you like your liars, you can keep your liars. Period!
( Corruption is free speech.)
I didn’t know anything until I saw myself announcing it on television.
Not even a smidgen …
Not with a bang but a … smidgen.
Poor God … If She knows everything, including the entire future history of the Cosmos and everything that She’s going to do in advance, how can She be free? If She doesn’t have a Ph.D., the poor Old Girl will be very bored. And nothing can change beyond time. Everything happens all at once forever, unchanging, like an eternity of watching CNN!
The poor Old Girl …
Freedom, peace and prosperity are preferable to their absence or negation. Marxists say that property is theft; Libertarians say that taxation is theft. But ideologies, themselves, are theft: theft of reason; theft of truth; a secular theology of lies; paleomammalian delusions shared by the herd; 1 dimensional maps of hyperdimensional territories of phenomenal processes and individual values; attempts to depict a higher-dimensional polytope on a 1-dimensional line segment; maps far more useful to the mapmaker than the individual trying to find his way. There are no up-wingers or down-wingers; no front-wingers or back-wingers. Ideology is a bit of truth simplified to a convenient lie.
May–Tzu, Political atheist
Maybe living organisms, even including intelligent life,
are more than the Cosmos observing itself.
Perhaps we are the way the Cosmos is present to itself,
evolving to, shall we say, “Cosmic consciousness.”
Fallible intelligence is necessary to model the physical world empirically by induction. Science consists of generating a series of disconfirmable( by observation) predictive theories which are incorrect or inaccurate, but some of which successively approximate “what’s out there.” ‘Empirical intelligence’ is or approaches the limit of( perhaps an infinite series) of successive fallibilities.
Logical/mathematical intelligence may not be incompatible in principle with infallibility, but only limited by computational power and an Goedelian-like incompleteness of systems. But are human brains “machines” in Alan Turing’s sense or are there emergent phenomena in brain-mediated cognitions?