fevereiro 25, 2010

Sci-Philosophy III

Casual acceptance demonstrated how easily rational thought could be directed by wishful thinking. This was a common susceptibility of all sentients.

The play of words can lead to certain expectations which life is unable to match. This is a source of much insanity and other forms of unhappiness.

But the dreams would be gone, lost in that season of death. There would be a special kind of silence: no more beautiful speech strewn with arrows of meaning. Who could console the universe for such a loss?

Never underestimate the power of wishful thinking to filter what the eyes see and what the ears hear.

It is impossible to see any absolute through a screen of interpreters.

One species can, all by itself, produce infinite varieties of experiences. The interaction between many species creates the illusion that infinity has been enlarged by several orders of magnitude.

Providence and Manifest Destiny are synonyms often invoked to support arguments founded in wishful thinking.

If you believe yourself sufficiently hungry, you will eat your own thoughts.

Any conversation is a unique jazz performance. Some are more pleasing to the ears, but that is not necessarily a measure of their importance.

If words are your symbols of reality, you live in a dream world. Frank Herbert, The Whipping Star

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