Back. Alive. Calculus midterm today, no time.
But just for your diversion, I had a "deep thought" last night (and
this doesn’t happen that often). The thought was this:
Sounds simple I suppose, but if you change it to
"Nothing does not exist". By nothing I
do not mean nothing as opposed to anything, but nothing as in the concept of
The way I figure it, by saying that something (or nothing) does not exist,
we give it form. How do you picture the concept of nothing? Wait a minute! Stop!
By thinking about it, you’ve made it exist. See how this works?
And saying "winged dogs don’t exist" to someone will only make them
picture a winged dog, or think about it in some way, giving it form, and thus
making it exist. This concept is similar to that expressed by the philosopher
Blake (?) who said that nothing that is not percieved exists. So if I close my
eyes, and can in no way percieve the desk in front of me (hear it, see it, touch it),
how can I tell that it is still there? How do I know that the entire room
remains in existance when I close my eyes. The answer is, I don’t.
My philosophy prof would be proud.