Saturday, 28 June 2014

Altruism

Altruism is against one's own self.
Any self is one's own self.
Any self constitutes all selves.
Altruism is against all selves.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Is Intelligence an Ability?

I argue that intelligence is not an ability. IQ and intelligence are marks of a social movement that is conceptually grounded on the idea of the "universal object". The universal object is an object, and its behavior, that is supposedly present to all life-forms, and that all life-forms have a measurable ability to articulate. More than an anthropomorphic formulation, though humankind is its primary focus, the "universal object" is a premise, an assumption, that appears to facilitate the comparative measure of the ability of not only individuals, but species. I challenge that premise.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Art is theft

Art is theft. The aesthetic experience of art is trophyism. Trophyism is the pleasure of surveying stolen goods. Art continues through the sponsorship of another legal theft, gambling and the state lottery.

Art swims in blood. The blood is the blood of the culture whose artefacts have been torn from its heart, stolen from the traditions and values that gave them meaning.

Art museums are the butcher's shop of culture. Critics dismember culture on their slab and display its still-twitching artefacts in their galleries.

The art critic is The Great Urinator. His mark is called western art, and is made upon all culture. Noses are lifted, for the mark is assessment. Assessed goods, or loot, are sold to the adulating who adorn their homes with micturated cultural counterfeits.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Elimination of Time and Space

Time and Space can be eliminated without upsetting the natural order. My thesis is that temporal and spatial relatedness describe independent events, and not continua like space or time.

1) The elimination of TIME
The duration of a sequence of events is the number of events in the sequence. It is not, as we generally regard it, a given section of a continuum called Time.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A storm warning: for science and religion

Over the horizon of public perception a conceptual storm lays waste doctrinal differences in the intelligent design debate, revealing their common foundation  – animism. A comprehensive animism must impute not merely spirit to common objects but its accompaniments such as autonomy and intention.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Are the Brain Sciences trashing the Human Wardrobe?

"The brain sciences impose limits on our knowledge of human experience. Their knowledge base is prescriptive, not instructive. Claims for advancement in the reductionist brain sciences are necessarily unfounded and are a cause for public concern."

Friday, 23 November 2012

Is Nature Consistent?


By theoretical appointment, materials posturing in the quantum mode are unpredictable - a muse which annoyed Einstein who said that Nature didn't throw dice.
And Godel, seeking to undermine the then currently popular mathematical view of Nature, established to almost universal academic acclaim the inconsistency or unprovability of certain mathematical statements in any supposedly mathematically defined system, showing that Nature wasn't mathematically assayable.