Hi Stephen P. King 

My dialectic from of mind comes from my studying Hegel long ago.
And my simplifications come from analyzing the metaphors of the I Ching.


[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
12/17/2012 
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen

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From: Stephen P. King 
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Time: 2012-12-11, 16:01:15
Subject: Re: Avoiding the use of the word God


On 12/11/2012 9:33 AM, Platonist Guitar Cowboy wrote:
> Dear Roger,
>
> It's called an attempt at humor. I apologize if it didn't meet your 
> standards: I am a learner in comedy, not a knower.
>
> A point here which puts my attempt at humor directly on topic: I ask 
> myself whether everybody is a TOE? And is the ability to share that 
> some measure for quality? By whose standards?
>
> Everybody breaks down the world into some set of primitives and looks 
> at it through that lens + there is some truth to knowledge gleamed 
> here, which can be shared and some that cannot. Monads, numbers, 
> sense, quarks, humans, a great watch from descartes, the back of a 
> turtle, and the plethora of new age perspectives and primitives: they 
> might not obey the debatable laws of what constitutes an ontological, 
> philosophical, or scientific argument... but if the bet is laid open 
> and reasoning somewhat sincere, then I'll listen to a mystic over some 
> dull philosopher or scientist and their linguistic labyrinths any day. 
> I don't mind if they can express it formally or not.
>
> I raise the bar for TOE: not only must it address problems and be 
> formally precise etc: It has to also be cool and have the gonads to 
> laugh about itself.
>
> If we can't laugh at our own gods, then they are tyrants or rather 
> grumpy. I make fun of my idiocy of seeing the world musically all the 
> time.
>
> Roger, why would I want to attack what you hold dear?
>
> My reason for joking is much simpler than oedipal stuff: My Inbox 
> reads "Monads, Monads this, Monads that, but actually Monads this" and 
> so I joke about gonads and Leibniz biscuits in X-mas time that are 
> everywhere in Germany.
>
> But if you need to make a Freudian oedipal diagnosis, then tell me at 
> least what I have to gain by "attacking the previous generation" on an 
> internet list?
>
> The answer is easier than "attack": laughing is nice, so I try.
>
> Cowboy 
Hear Hear!!!!!

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Stephen


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