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January 23, 2007



Keep meaning to point you to Paul Graham's essay "What we can't say".

It's not exactly the same thought you're saying here, but its a well reasoned approach to figuring out what current beliefs will might seem wrong in the future:


He's one of my favorite "big thinkers", most of his other essays (http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html) are worth reading too...

pinky the first

very interesting! The part about Magritte's cave/fire painting reminds me of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" which is pretty much the same thing you're saying. So important to keep an open mind! I'm "reading" (audio version) "A briefer history of time" and it talks about how there's all this "dark matter" in the universe because something must be affecting the gravitational pull of the stars we see, yet we don't see what's doing that. I think it's either because we're not ready (don't have the equipment to see it) or our theories about the influence of gravitation are wrong on that level...

Stive Angelo

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