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The little dots of life:

“As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.” Mark Twain

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” Mark Twain

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” Henry David Thoreau

“People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.” Francis Bacon

“All truth is simple… is that not doubly a lie?” Friedrich Nietzsche

“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.” Martin Heidegger

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.” Rollo May



You are about 1/2 sec late.

According to experiments conducted by neurofysiologist Benjamin Libet, the human consiousness is delayed. When the brain is ready for action ( measurable by EEG) it takes about 0,3 sec before you have a perception of Will and another 0,2 sec before the action.
What does this tell you ?

Subjective consiousness is not needed for action to take place. Human reaction time is shorter than 0,5 sec. (And most of what you do is unconscious anyway, just trust your body)

The experience is over before you become conscious of it, allowing the perceptions to be structured to general consensus (culture) and formed into this language. We see what we think we percieve, not what we actually percieve. What we experience have been added meaning before it becomes conscious. The conscious mind is a speaker, communicating your world. And that world is a simulation.

Meaning is only meaning in reference to or in distance from other meaning. Meanings are multiple, changing, contextual. There are no absolute truths beneath the shifting sands of history. There is only local and contingent truth, generated by human groups through their cultural systems. Even the unconscious is a cultural construct, as taboos are culturally formulated. Language itself, not some essential humanness or timeless truth is central to culture and meaning. It follows that the world we think we occupy is not the world we factually occupy. The world is a construction of ideology, the aforementioned simulation of the way that the world is. And this simulation even shapes our Selves.

Now enter Gödels and Turing. No logical system or language can prove its consistency from the inside. Randomness is what can not be expressed in an algorithm, and noone knows if it can be expressed in an algorithm before it actually is. We know there is order if we see it, but we cannot know that there isn’t order just because we can’t see it. The world can not be expressed in a complete theory, because all systems refer to their CENTER, the thing that created the system in the first place.
Until further notice the only map of the world that works is the world. and that’s a lot of information.

If information is not the problem, it is structuring the information ( wisdom ) that matters. Which leads us to logical depth. This is information processed by the sender into the relative simple system of language. The sender packs his personal perceptions, feelings and experiences into nice little consensual packages (words) that are supposed to have the same meaning to the other person who theen unpacks them and fills them with their own perceptions, feelings and experiences. They might not be the same as the senders, but if both are from the same ”world” elephants are generally big and grey with four legs.
More general: A subject sends out an object (word, art, music etc.) that is received by another subject. Normally the way we look at communication is that the actual message is the essential, but if you throw in the concept of presence (actually being there, speech) you get an object that carries much more than itself. There is a subliminal transferrence of your Self to the recipient, which will affect both sender and recipient. And the most important here is the fact that it is subconscious and as such goes beyond the simulation of the world. In this context it is actually the ”noise” of the message that becomes interesting. And the noise is an opening towards another way of perceiving the world, because it at the same time carries other meanings of language and is free from language.

Because we cannot detach ourself from the simulation (it forms our Selves), what is necessary is not to make new binary oppositions (just denying what is and deciding to believe in something else), which is just proceeding with the old order, but to look at the existing and erase the boundaries to show that the order and values implied by the oppositions are not rigid. This way you open up the world and put chaos into play. You can not escape your conscious mind and culture by Will. It is your starting point.


Årh Nej MGP + DF


Jeg lider jo absolut ikke af begejstring for den lille konkurrence der hedder MGP.

Faktisk lider jeg ikke af begejstring for konkurrencer indenfor musik.  Men skidt.

Jeg har jo konstateret at dem der er i stand til at lave en musikstil der i det mindste flytter lidt er de gamle øst-lande.

Til stor fortrydelse for de traditionelle vindere der har mumlet om Øst-mafia og andet godt.

Det ku’ nu oss’ bare være at smagen var anderledes en vores pølsepop.

Nå, men i år fik vi da så en sang på engelsk som lokal vinder herhjemme.

Det er ikke faldet i god jord hos Kim Christiansen fra DF, manden bag deres valgsang “Herfra min verden går”.

Vi må desværre konstatere at lige den verden ikke går ret langt

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