fevereiro 22, 2010

Sci-Philosophy II

We sift reality through screens composed of ideas. These idea systems are limited by language. That is to say: language cuts the grooves in which our thoughts must move. If we seek new validity forms, we must step outside the language.

What was instinct? An innate pattern impressed on the nervous system.

To remove a man's delusions is to create a vacuum. What rushes into that vacuum?[...] It's normal to share the delusions of one's society. It's abnormal to develop private delusions.

Societies don't believe they can die. It must follow that a society, as such, does not worship at all. If it cannot die, it'll never face a final judgment.

Every system and every interpretation becomes false in the light of a more complete system. I wonder if that's why you're here -- to remind us no positive statement may be made that's free from contradictions. Frank Herbert, - The Santaroga Barrier

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