> Mark, we may be wrong, but none of what you said makes very much sense > for us. Some things you said may make sense, but seems to me humanly > communicable only through math, fiction, art, poetry, ... and stands > always very far away from any literal certainty.
I know it doesn't make sense. I understand why it doesn't make sense. And I understand why that knowledge is not communicable, thanks to Bruno. Bear with me: the reason nobody can seem to figure this out is that the truth is a paradox. Anybody who figures out the paradox can't communicate the nature of the paradox without sounding crazy to *somebody*, because it's a fucking paradox. It doesn't make sense to you until you have already understood it, and then it's too late to explain it to anybody, because they can't understand it any more. Get it? Good grief, even if the stuff I'm saying taken as a whole doesn't make sense, at least focus on one piece at a time and you will agree that I'm making perfect sense. I'm not spouting words at random. I am a very literal-minded person who chooses his words with great care. Word mean things. Words mean different things to different people. That is the core of any failure to communicate. That is why I have to talk to somebody to be able to make sense to them and explain. I need the nonverbal feedback to be able to figure out how to explain. All of us use nonverbal communication all the time without even realizing it. It's unconscious. I can make sense to Gene Ray because I understand part of what he's trying to tell the world. But what I say to him would not make sense to you. I can make sense to a Catholic priest because I was raised Catholic and I understand the underlying world view. But what I say to him would not make sense to an atheist. I can make sense to a physicist because I understand enough of physics to communicate with him. But what I say to him would not make sense to an evolutionary biologist. I can make sense to an evolutionary biologist. Any evolutionary biologist will do. I have a special personal reason for wanting to contact Richard Dawkins, because I have something to say to him that I think he wants to hear. But the reasoning behind my desire to speak to Richard Dawkins is not something I know how to explain to you, the members of the list, because I don't know you all well enough to make sense to all of you at once. Bruno understands much of what I understand. In fact, everybody understands part of what I understand. What I understand is God's plan for the universe, His tricksy mathematical clockwork fractal rollercoaster ride of life. Ooh, composing that last sentence gave me great insight into the workings of the schizophrenic mind, but I said it anyway because I thought it sounded cool. Trust me. It'll all work out. A good night's rest might help you understand. And I can even provide you with a plausible explanation of why that is so. This is starting to be fun. -- Mark Buda <her...@acm.org> I get my monkeys for nothing and my chimps for free. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.