fimmtudagur, ágúst 25, 2005

Ein fyrir Andra

Ég held reyndar að Andri hafi fundið þetta á undan mér, en hér kemur þetta aftur: Fashionable Dictionary, pólitískt rétthugsað orðasafn fyrir húmanista og pómóa :D Þar má meðal annars lesa:

Horrible man, obsessed with raping Nature. Control freak.

A theory describing what occurs when we're asked to explain our ideas clearly.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1977 documentary about intergalactic tourism, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. [Bwahahahahah]

Probably a sexed equation, the product of a male obssession with speed. 'Is e=mc2 a sexed equation?...Perhaps it is. Let us make the hypothesis that it is insofar as it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us. What seems to me to indicate the possible sexed nature of the equation is not directly its uses by nuclear weapons, rather it is having privileged what goes the fastest...' [Luce Irigaray, Le sujet de la science est-il sexue?]


Brutal, violent intrusion of arbitrary material into the clean innocent heads of children, which should be left empty.

Absurd notion that observation and measurement are useful in getting to know about things (see positivism).

Though he did have some unfortunate ideas about women, he discovered the Unconscious, despite the many people who had pointed out its existence before, so we have to keep paying homage to him.

Do very little. Can be ignored. Not selfish, kind.

Human Gnome Project
Most likely something to do with genetic engineering. Probably the idea is to create a new race of tiny human beings. [Ég öskraði af hlátri yfir þessu]

Human nature

Fantasy. Fictitious entity, like Santa Claus or the tooth fairy or the free lunch. Humans have no nature, only culture; we can learn to fly, or live in the ocean, or echolocate, or pick things up with our trunks, if we will only concentrate.

Everybody has one, therefore nothing that anyone says is true. Or false. Except of course what I just said - that is true, but it is the only thing that is true. Or is there maybe one other, no, that's the only one.

So much nicer than that awful Bacon, even though he did hand all his children over to an orphanage because he couldn't be bothered. At least he didn't want to rape Nature.

A different way of seeing the world. Invented by Thomas Szasz.

Well, not exactly sure, sort of an outdated idea really, but it's kind of unspiritual to say so, and anyway it refers to something, though I don't exactly know what. Kind of the part of us that positivists and scientists and reductionists and people like that leave out, the part that can't be measured and is a little mysterious.

A useful word to insert between two arbitrary assertions, thus making both appear to be vaguely justified. 'Orientalism responded more to the culture that produced it than to its putative object, which was also produced by the West. Thus the history of Orientalism has both an internal consistency and a highly articulated set of relationships to the dominant culture surrounding it.' Edward Said, Orientalism

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