10/10/12

My Celebrated Romney Is A Liar Quatrain Circulate It Worldwide


Romney lies then flacks deny it
No one knows what he stands for
If he thinks that we will buy it
He'll be left with one lie more

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A Simple Theory of Communication - Sign Blunt Truth Experiment


One derives from Charles Sanders Peirce the notion of
thinking in threes  
(Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes)
This enables all manner of movement
beyond binary thinking
My theory not Peirce's 
I do not pretend to interpret him
Just a user
Now
The theory is that we begin with a sign
which cannot always be named
it could be an impulse a color anything
Whatever it is 
the second stage is
whatever blunt truth it bumps up against
In binary thinking 
this could be an either or
And there communication might end
My way or ...
It is at the third stage that meaningful communication
of a truly revolutionary sort
takes place
For the third is always an experiment or an hypothesis
that becomes an effort to resolve the first and the second 
an advance of some sort
Just an example
Thus if Romney is the sign (1)
and all of the baggage he brings is the blunt truth (2)
voting for Obama is the experiment (3) we might perform

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Humanism requires the zapping of binary thinking and a move to triadic thought of the sort C. S. Peirce created


Binary thinking is this or that
and that's the end of it
Triadic thinking is thinking in threes
It sees the initial sign
It sees the challenge
And it links these two and guesses at a way forward
It is that guessing and that experimentation
that leads to the creation of habits based on
triadic thinking
In binary thinking you are stuck in either or
In triadic thought you see how that boxes you in
You progress beyond
And the advantage is that this is the way 
that science and reality work



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The Lord's (Abba) Prayer Is Universal and Belongs to No Religion It Voices Universal Values


The Lord's Prayer is more radical 
than the Declaration of Independence
It invites every person on the planet to make earth heavenly
It empowers the most radical practice that there is
universal forgiveness
It is a fountain from which tolerance democracy and helpfulness spring
It is a source of non-odolatry


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Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm.

Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm. To be delivered from evil  is to be  free from receiving or inflicting abuse.  Bully...