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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Wednesday July 28, 2004. Philosophy is the study of things which can't be studied. When it becomes possible to study a philosophical topic, it is no longer part of philosophy.

My summary of one thing Isaiah Berlin says in The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History. (Previously-unpublished work, edited by Henry Hardy.)
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To Pillsbury House. Not much data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program, this time.

However -- I've figured out how to make certain kinds of corrections in the database. So I was able to correct a few of my mistakes.

***Stopped in at Uncle Hugo's sf bookstore. Saw a Ted Chiang collection which included "Hell Is the Absence of God."

Which sparked some variations, including "Hell is the absence of pain" and "Hell is the absence of evil."
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The most positive -- and negative -- comment I've yet seen on the Democratic Convention:
What's it like? It's like Burning Man for Democrats, without the nudity or the drugs. Everyone is walking around grinning like they've just had their first threesome. I can't even imagine what it's going to look like on Thursday, but I am starting to get just a little nervous. Posted by jessamyn at July 27, 2004 09:02 PM
http://www.librarian.net/dnc/000734.html
Via http://www.livejournal.com/users/bentleywg/

The negative part? The Burning Man Festival isn't intended to accomplish anything, or to inspire accomplishments. Political conventions are supposed to do at least the second; preferably both.
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Writing: Daily exercise -- Done.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" -- Late last night, added a bit more.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- Decided that the narrator was both the older and the younger of two brothers. When he was ten, his parents had him put into suspended animation -- basically, for their own convenience.

"History Line" --

"Port Useless" --

Review of The Horns of Midgard --
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