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No one was necessarily listening to the same record as I was. One of the great things Gibson does is put some romance back into the digital world.

His characters, as they roam darknets, monitor trends, observe ghostbranding and so on, find that there is always someone listening to the same record, or wearing the same jacket. Whether or not one should care about a piece of denim is a question Gibson is asking, certainly. But he is also celebrating a world where people do still care about something. Tell us what you think.

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Please upgrade your browser. See next articles. Allow me to say this: your poetry is sensitive, if redundant. Your prose, when you let it out, is intelligent and philosophically provocative. Thursday, April 18, -- PM. Truth is somewhat relative. This crisis will end soon, if it has not already ended. For the record, it is not my understanding that Entertainment Tonight is a news program. Apparently, that program's creators believe that it is such.

We have more than enough programming devoted to news coverage and we are subjected to plenty of it.


ET ought to stick with what it does best: the sordid, maudlin, self-indulgent lives of entertainers. I wonder if anyone else thinks this way? Yes, truth is relative. Yet also necessary. Within the confines of context. Saturday, June 29, -- PM.

Is truth really exists or not? Both of them. To me truth is the average point our individual perceptions of nature that isn't proofed false yet. We might be proud of Einstein's view of Relativity that enlightens to the outworldly sensation of knowing more the universe upon a human's view.

The next day we might see a scientist who revives Newton's Mechanism. It exists as it represents the Nature, while it doesn't as it has an expiration date. Sunday, December 27, -- PM. I'll begin comment by listing some things that I believe at this moment to be true. Some may take exception to one or more of the following sobriquets. That is, after all, the essence of philosophical thought and discussion. Not everyone sees what everyone else sees, neither individually nor collectively. We argue; disassemble; revise; collaborate and occasionally reach consensual plateaus which are, more or less, true with some alterations.

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And so, here we go: 1 Complexity is nuclear, feeding upon itself. It is reward and punishment; blessing and curse. Discussion of S1: It is argued that ever increasing complexity is the way of the Universe. This argument is supported by Physics and Mathematics, as best as I am able to understand those worthwhile disciplines. In this sense, then, complexity is a facet of that quantity we refer to as truth.

On a different, less scientific plane, complexity is embraced as a true facet of everyday human affairs because we have made it so. We have increasingly complicated our day-to-day living patterns, in order to keep up with whomever it may be that we wish to keep up with, for a myriad of reasons. And, thus, complexity is a true state of being in both instances. Discussion of S2: Through much of recorded time and within several metaphysical and theological ways of approaching a state of oneness with the all, simplicity has been held up as a key to the attainment of an enlightened mind and spirit.

Stopping the world; quieting one's internal dialog and other such techniques are utilized to reach serenity and a clearness of being that is unreachable without utter detachment. And so, at some level of separate reality, simplicity is a true path leading to a desired altered state of being. I have only approached such a state of being once. It was hard workand, damned scary. In a different facet of the same world, however, simplicity will simply not get the job done.

One does not ride simplicity to the moon. Or to Mars. Discussion of S3: Many of us have good friends who will tell us the truth about most anything if that truth-telling does not embarrass or inconvenience them. Of result in financial ruin. But, regardless of long-standing friendship, we must remain vigilant and skeptically pragmatic. If we fall ill and are diagnosed as terminal, our friends and family are squeamish about bearing the bad news. Our doctor s may be no better. The Sword of Damocles is a daunting presence that no one wishes to countenance head on.

Therefore, as we have previously witnessed in the comments above, truth is a deceptive notion, subject to revision and situationally slippery.

I suppose that is why liars continue to thrive and truth sayers are considered naive. To your health, Neuman.

Monday, December 28, -- PM. Truth is the intuition of an immediate relation between experience and reason. There is no such immediacy. But the intuition comes from an unaccountably extensive reduction of experience by reason and of reason by experience. The colloquial sense of truth comes of a disinclination to credit that reductive drama. It is hardly ineffable, but it is simply too extensive to account for, and so we slur over it with clumsy short-cuts, and expect agreement where we have no right to it. We also cannot believe that the full extent of reductive effort we each engage in alone can possibly be matched in others, and so we preach nonsensical senses of "truth" rather than engage in the kind of endless dialogue that might actually reveal who we are together in that limitless enjoining of experience in reason and reason in experience, neither of which is complete in itself.

There is nothing in the universe so extensive as thought. Because it is there, and only there, that the limitless reductive rigor breaks through the hermetic seal between reason and experience and through which reductive reason changes every term of experience and reductive experience changes every term of reason, and, together, is the most extensive term of time, because nothing is more encompassing than that change. Truth changes everything.

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But this intuition, which we each achieve only alone, cannot be expressed amongst us except as a truncated expectation of agreement, when, in fact and in reason, it is a reductive term of differing, not consent or agreement or "coherence". And so "truth" becomes dogma where unity consistency and uniformity is resorted to as a deferral of the rigor that is too extensive to share, or even to bring to conclusion.

Philosophy is not about reaching conclusions, it is about discovering that most extensive rigor that we cannot share in such simple terms as the conventional sense of "truth". Tuesday, December 29, -- PM. Wednesday, December 30, -- PM.