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    Freedom has two parts: potential and resolution; as metaphor has two parts: form and interpretation. Of course, the two are intertwined. Metaphor lines the road to freedom, as symbols and words are the bricks and mortar of meaning. Freedom is being the bricoleur, the mason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    Freedom has two parts: potential and resolution; as metaphor has two parts: form and interpretation. Of course, the two are intertwined. Metaphor lines the road to freedom, as symbols and words are the bricks and mortar of meaning. Freedom is being the bricoleur, the mason.
    wait "x not x"=not free? I mean how did you know how to respond to that? did he say something more substantial, then edit it to that?
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Provoker View Post
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    I'm a programmer, not an engineer.

    I'm a doctor, not a lawyer.

    I'm a veterinarian, not a scientist.

    Right?

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    This is blowing my mind. Not in the good sexual way either...

    You're trying to make a point by being vague? Maybe showing how we choose to interpret those variables is your goal.

    I take one look at that and try to see the reasoning behind your thread. I'm not interested in the thread material at all. There is my interpretation, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Provoker View Post
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    No, it isn't important You must realise that it's just part of life. One must be independent and value interdependence. It is also important to consider that what is not part of your life is not what you can control.

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    I just want to know what this has to do with nature, wildlife and the outdoors.

    Perhaps "Oh, I saw this bird, and I thought it was an x, but as it turns out it's an x not x." But who would ever say that, why not call one of the variables y to distinguish the difference.
    "There's no need to be embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees!"

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    Hmmm......

    I'm intrigued......
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    This thread is mirrorlike. not really about x, not x, 'x not x', contradictions. it is about meaning.

    also, what I posted earlier, was a quote. not original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    I'm a programmer, not an engineer.

    I'm a doctor, not a lawyer.

    I'm a veterinarian, not a scientist.

    Right?
    No, because x must specifically be x.

    x=x

    A veterinarian is only a subtype of scientist in the same way that a square is a subtype of a rectangle.

    x=x means that x is x. is is the verb.

    However, "x not x" doesn't make any coherent sense because it does not contain a verb. Therefore, it is not a complete statement, and cannot be taken seriously as a logical premise.

    It is ironic that "x not x" is open to interpretation by all of us, while simultaneously being a reference to interpretation itself.

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