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“The religion of the Servile State must have no dogmas or definitions. It cannot afford to
have any definitions. For definitions are very dreadful things: they do
the two things that most men, especially comfortable men, cannot endure.
They fight; and they fight fair.”
G K Chesterton , Utopia of Userers
“If your only line of argumentation consists of quibbling about definitions”?
Starting assumptions are actually a necessary condition of forming coherent conclusions and
Definition of terms are fundamental to formulating any set of starting assumptions.
Reflecting on the comment I just made I realised that it is insufficient and ambiguous as a response to this article. As I almost completely agree with what you say in the article where you state facts about censorship, and why that censorship is essential in relation to maintaining occult knowledge at the core aspects of Power Relations in "The Empire".
What leaves me uneasy both about my comment and your article is best summed up by this quote from Wittgenstein.
“Remember that we sometimes demand explanations for the sake not of their content, but of their form. Our requirement is an architectural one; the explanation a kind of sham corbel that supports nothing.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
AT TIMES LIKE THESE. EPICTETUS OR WITTGENSTIEN. #COVIDPURPOSE
Nasa scientists are in no doubt that Webb will fulfill its promise.
"I have seen the first images and they are spectacular," deputy project scientist Dr. Amber Straughn said of Tuesday's further release.
"They're amazing in themselves just as images. But the hints of the detailed science we're going to be able to do with them is what makes me so excited," she told BBC News.
The above story is used here as a metaphor Caitlan, The European Space agency describes Infrared imaging
'Red shift' is a key concept for astronomers. The term can be understood literally - the wavelength of the light is stretched, so the light is seen as 'shifted' towards the red part of the spectrum.
A Century of Errors
Unless one knows the frequency of light emitted at the source, there is no way to know by how much it has been redshifted by the time it reaches the observer. For over 100 years, astrophysicists have not paid enough attention to the frequency at the source. They falsely assume that what they are witnessing are galaxies in motion and mistakenly use redshift to indicate a presumed velocity of motion. This is the logical error of circular reasoning, i.e., inadvertently including one’s conclusion in the assumption, then using the assumption to prove the conclusion. If we know the frequency of light at its source, then redshift lets us know how far away that source is. There is nothing else that redshift can tell us.
Please stay with this I use this example just because it is topical as it was back in 2003 when on 19 December 2003
"First images from infrared telescope are ('sensational')"
It's a Naming of the Rose thing, a way of thinking that addresses to UR- in the Extanbt Fascism if you will.
The Name of The Rose By That Guy Who Wrote The Fascism Essay Everyone Uses
...Yes! Both Saussure's and Peirce's models demonstrate that meaning, as we all know, has an inherent
slipperiness. Any sign can be interpreted in many ways. Think about the meaning that some conspiracy
theorists put into the simplest geometric shape. Or all the meaning that can be read in a single
letter of the alphabet. Saussure and Peirce are now considered the co-founders of the field of
semiotics - a field which would include a graduate of the university of Turin named Umberto Eco.
How to Make Our Ideas Clear
Charles S. Peirce
Popular Science Monthly 12 (January 1878),
In all matters epistemological and philosophical I demure ultimately to C S Pierce and this made-up quote from ´We Pragmatists ´
CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE: ´´In order to reason well …. it is absolutely necessary to possess … such virtues as intellectual honesty and sincerity and a real love of truth (2.82). The cause [of the success of scientificinquirers] has been that the motive which has carried them to the laboratory and the field has been a craving to know how things really were … (1-34).[Genuine inquiry consists in a diligent inquiry into truth for truth’s sake(1.44), … in actually drawing the bow upon truth with intentness in the eye, with energy in the arm (1.235). [When] it is no longer the reasoning which determines what the conclusion shall be, but … the conclusion which determines what the reasoning shall be … this is sham reasoning…. The effect of this shamming is that men come to look upon reasoning as mainly decorative…´´. http://web.ncf.ca/ag659/308/Peirce-Rorty-Haack.pdf Pierces seminal essay How to make our ideas clear is also a great starting off point for embracing such truth as we might be fortunate enough to encounter in our allotted time on this blue marble suspended in eternity. http://www.peirce.org/writings/p119.html
By Way of re-cap, I have tried to engage before.
CAITLAN JOHNSON, CITES THE FALLACIES OF LOGICAL ARGUMENT AND THEN PROCEEDS TO INDULGE. IRONY, DO AUSSIES GET IT TOO? #ASSANGE
Solar System 2.0 - the helical model
SOCIAL CONDITIONING AND CONVENTIONAL PIETIES. #CONSPIRACY #HYPOTHESIS #THEORY #CRIME #STATECRIMESAGAINSTDEMOCRACY #SCADS CONSPIRACY OF CONTEXT!
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