User Tag List

First 81617181920 Last

Results 171 to 180 of 236

  1. #171
    Senior Member the state i am in's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    infj
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    2,460

    Default

    "an ecology of mind," or

    i think of the immanent typological mind, and self-organization, and defining life as a communication system with emergent intelligence, and the ongoing construction of reality which is only to say that information is always emerging and being created and becoming more complex and capable of meaning new things in newly emerging contexts to new selves which recursively learn from and adapt to and change the world around them all the while identifying consciously and unconsciously in innumerable, complexly distributed ways with whatever the fuck is somehow being orchestrated through it all at so many intricate scales and paths of subjectivated experience but with intense gratitude for the imaginary whole who we somehow serve and who provides the most complete grounds for all other contexts to evolve through which we somehow ascend to a higher state of gratitude through a more complete identification with that imaginary

    as i was writing this, i think i picked up some spinal tap feedback, because truly i did not know my amp went up this high, but truth is clearly distortion, or maybe electric guitar is just too excruciatingly passe. in an alternate universe, eckhart tolle and deepak chopra are dueling fusion guitar players in a band called the enlightened ponytails and the chariots of fire & ice.

  2. #172
    my floof is luxury Wind Up Rex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    853 sx/sp
    Posts
    4,983

    Default

    Great thread, Nico.

    I had to think about my answer for a while. I believe there's an entirety to truth. At it's most essential state, truth has to go beyond a simple correspondence to reality in order to encompass meaning (which is what truly interests me). I'm reminded of O'Brien's story about the water buffalo where the facts of the story turn out to be incidental to it's meaning, but the meaning can't be stated without those facts.

    The precise nature of the relationship between objective fact and subjective meaning seem to be something like a fluid dance. One leads at certain times, another at others, and what we hold as truth seems to be the pattern that arises in the movement. Truth doesn't come from passive observation: analysis is required, or you'll only come up with empty-handed facts. Having said that, analysis doesnt guarantee the whole picture.
    And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
    you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth

  3. #173
    Senior Member EvidenceOfRedemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Because existence is always changing, truth could not be static, therefore it is active.
    Because truth is active, the definition must be dynamic, in other words living. (now I confess, there are many things actively changing which are not alive, but in the scientific view of things, they will eventually stop moving, so do not meet the definition of being actually alive)
    Because the definition of truth is living, it must be a being and not an intellectual concept.
    Because the truth is not an intellectual concept, it is not a matter of majority agreement.
    Because it is not a matter of majority agreement, it must be one living being and not many, lest truth contradict truth.
    Because truth is one living being and not many, truth is a superior being.
    Because the being that is truth is superior, all actual truth comes from truth.
    Because all actual truth comes from the being, truth, and truth is living, all living also comes from this being.
    Because the being that is truth is the source of life, this being is itself life, just as it it truth.
    Because life always comes from life, this being is the creator of life.
    Because this being is the creator of life, this being is God.
    Because this being is God, God is true.

  4. #174
    Senior Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,128

    Default


  5. #175
    Senior Member EvidenceOfRedemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/25300000/His-Laugh-crazy-stupid-love-25311666-500-500.gif
    Flippancy is the allusion to knowledge without the evidence of it. What girl doesn't like to laugh, after all. Next to experience, it's the vanity of someone who hasn't yet experienced why they ought to get serious about something.

  6. #176
    Senior Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,128

    Default

    I am sorry, but your argument is so obviously unsound and unfounded that the appropriate response is laughter.

  7. #177
    Senior Member EvidenceOfRedemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    131

    Default

    As far as the title of this thread, "varieties of truth", don't exist.

  8. #178
    Senior Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,128

    Default

    Dear moderators,

    if I added a clause to the opening post forbidding idiotic statements, could I then report certain evidence and have it removed from my thread?

  9. #179
    Klingon Warrior Princess Patches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ISTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,312

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Dear moderators,

    if I added a clause to the opening post forbidding idiotic statements, could I then report certain evidence and have it removed from my thread?
    I'm not sure 'idiotic' can be objectively measured given that everyone has their own subjective interpretations of what idiotic is. One man's genius is another man's idiot. So probably not.
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

    ~

  10. #180
    Senior Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,128

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    I'm not sure 'idiotic' can be objectively measured given that everyone has their own subjective interpretations of what idiotic is. One man's genius is another man's idiot. So probably not.
    Given that it is my clause, I should be able to dictate the meaning of the word.

Similar Threads

  1. alex jones and the case of the lizard people: the truth will be found out!
    By jcloudz in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-12-2016, 11:07 AM
  2. The Truth is in Here: The Return of X-Files
    By Totenkindly in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-26-2015, 08:34 AM
  3. The Opposite of Truth
    By Salomé in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 206
    Last Post: 09-16-2010, 09:14 PM
  4. [MBTItm] The merit of stuffed animals
    By nightning in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 09-29-2007, 10:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO