I'm anti-entropic, radically-skeptic, and generally optimistic.
I dislike stupidity – mine and others. I dislike hypocrisy even more so.
I do not believe anything.

The Map Is Not the Territory

The term was originated by Alfred Korzybski and is the premise of General Semantics

The high level philosophical concept the phrase lies in object/action and symbol relationships. The "Map Is Not the Territory" is an expression that means an abstract construct (word, thought, belief, idea, symbol, icon) or someone's reaction to something is not in fact the thing itself. The pain from the hot kiss at the end of a wet fist is not the wet fist. One person's opinion of a pizza is not the pizza.

In the case of this blog "The Map Is Not the Territory" also refers to a term used in the underlying principles of neuro-linguistic programming. There it is used to mean that individuals do not have direct access to reality, but only have access to a set of beliefs they have built up about reality.

While not associated with neuro-linguistic programming the phrase used in the same general sense expresses what I think about how people substitute their beliefs for reality. In general people see and hear what they want to see and hear.

Watching the Eschaton Immanentize

While not entirely proper in terms of meaning it's derived from the phrase "immanentize the eschaton" which means "to try and bring about the end of the world" or "end of days." So the action of this blog is in effect my watching of others trying to bring about the "end of days."

That said it should be noted that there are a lot of theories (mostly conspiracy) that those in power are trying to immanentize the eschaton. Whether it's true that there are those who are actively trying to attain such a goal or not it seems sufficient that human stupidity is more than capable on its own.

The Blog

Those being the two parts of this blog (at least as a general concept) I'm likely to post about nearly anything. I am often interested in semantics, belief systems, memes, ontology and skepticism. I am also very interested in games and game theory as games are often manifestations of active reversal to the two terms describing this blog. Politics and philosophy along with cyber-culture and randomness will rear their hydra like heads as well.

One comment on “About
  1. Jason says:

    I appreciate your persepctive.


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