Category Archives: sentience semiotics

Say It Ain’t So

/ Cosmology / The Nazi steals the piano from the Jew. The Jew goes to the death camp, the Nazi goes to City Hall and the clerk writes it down that the piano belongs to the Nazi. It’s an old … Continue reading

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Oprah Miss Market

/ Social Epistemology / Sentience & Semiotics / Twisted opens. Ashley Judd (yum, yum) is getting raped. thanx thenerdsuncanny A guy holds a knife to her throat. A rivulet of moisture runs down her perfect cheek: her tears? His sweat? … Continue reading

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Resurrection N

/ Sentience … Semiotics / Cultural Theo-Cosmology N of course stands for “any number”: and of course there are a confusing number of types of number: just consider “ordinal” for the moment: First Church of Christ Etc. The New Testament … Continue reading

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Truth Translation

/ Cosmology Etc. … Sentience & Semiotics / Science and religion overlap in many areas: many unexamined areas: maybe even un-examinable. Right there, for example: un-examinable. Science assumes that experience is examinable, explainable: in theory if not in complete fact. … Continue reading

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Equality of Meaninglessness

/ Semiotics / I pause the streaming of Unbelievers, a doc from which to stage Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, to stage their atheism. First, let me take any occasion to praise Dawkins, his “meme” is a major meme, essential … Continue reading

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Lawyers Errant

/ Semiotics / Chivalric Role We live in a mythological soup, movies stir the stew powerfully. Last night Jan and I watched Anatomy of a Murder, Jimmy Stewart defends Ben Gazzara from George C. Scott, while Lee Remick poses. Stewart … Continue reading

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Magic Murder

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society & Its Pathologies / Social Epistemology / Sentience & Semiotics / The audience watches Macbeth make up his (and Lady Macbeth’s) mind to push fate along by … Continue reading

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Label Toss

/ Semiotics / My Mislabeling post (1997) carried this ball for a while, linking to dozens of other theme developers. (This extension was simmering as I slept this morning.) I see that this draft fails to make my title intelligible, … Continue reading

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Born Yesterday

Kleptocracies train their citizens in one- and two-dimensional metaphors for how things are while the society actually operates in three-, four-, and N-dimensions. The kleptocracy trains its citizens not that the kleptocracy dates from the invention of agriculture, ten and … Continue reading

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Houdini Science

/ Epistemology / Sentience / Semiotics / Watching a DVD of the Houdini biopic Death Defying Feats I’m reminded of Richard Feynman. See the relationship? There is one, a huge one: I say that Richard Feynman, one of the great … Continue reading

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