December 23rd, 2004

bluebeard

Analog Truth

So how come I'm still running around half-frantic even though I got my Christmas shopping done early? Ah well. At least we're past the solstice, so now I get more sunlight in my day.

I borrowed a philosophy book from Jen & Nick the other day. Usually philosophy makes me want to tear my hair out, but this book is actually very interesting. I think it might be because the book isn't trying to convince me of anything; it just says, "here's what Kant believed, and here's the reasoning behind it," which means that I can then say, "Aha! And here and here are the spots where he's smoking crack," and figure out what to keep and what to toss.

I might post some summaries of various philosophical concepts and my responses to them, because I find that I'm thinking about a lot of these kinds of things lately, but if I do, I'll be sure to hide them carefully behind cuts, so as not to inflict my ramblings upon the innocent. Collapse )

Okay, I just rambled a whole bunch more than I intended to. Summary: I have this idea that abstract truth is boolean and real-world truth is floating-point. I think that might be philosophically interesting, and I might explore it more. Probably not a new idea, but as best I can tell from the book, none of the big philosophers has ever dealt with it.

For now, though, the truth is that I need to get to bed.

...As soon as I fold the laundry.
bluebeard

Less think, more talk

I now have an overwhelming need to post something that's not so goddam think-y. How can anybody stand to put up with me? That's what I want to know. Don't answer that question!

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Dave has gotten his daughter a kitten for Christmas, and it is SUPER-CUTE! I just want to say: I love kittens! Kittens rock! Yaaaaay, kitten!

I actually find Robot Finds Kitten to be strangely heart-warming and uplifting. Poor robot. So many things that are not kitten. And then, suddenly: KITTEN!

It honestly makes me happy when robotfindskitten. Seriously.

I am a gigantic sap.