Category Archives: Semantics

Whole lotta Larken

Larken Rose, author of The Most Dangerous Superstition, is my favourite anarchist thinker. Larken posted this on his Facebook page yesterday. It’s highly germane to my previous post damning the MSM so I decided to copy and paste it below. … Continue reading

Posted in ACDC, Christian Anarchism, Propaganda, Semantics | 6 Comments

Salt is a four-letter word

[WARNING: This blog post contains lots of very strong language and is practically guaranteed to give offence to weak-minded prudes. Please proceed at your own risk.] The use–mention distinction is a foundational concept of (Western analytic) philosophy. To fail to … Continue reading

Posted in ACT, Censorship, Christmas, Ephesians, Free Speech, Humour, Keeping It Real, King James Bible, Liberate your Mind!, Martin Luther, Matthew, Peter Dunne, Proverbs, Semantics, Things Jesus Never Said | 1 Comment

The second greatest man who ever lived

See also Disposable Heroes.

Posted in Cannabis, Epistemology, Forgiveness, Freedom, Humour, Imbeciles In Large Numbers, Jesus FTW!, Malaclypse the Younger, Narcissism, NZ First, Optimism, Personal Identity, Psychology, Qu'est-ce que c'est?, Robert Anton Wilson, Semantics, What Have You Been Smoking? | 3 Comments

diSsIMuLAtion

Where are the moderate Muslim voices condemning the violence? That’s what the likes of Fox News ask whenever masked terrorists shouting “Allahu Akbar” fire shots with automatic weapons killing swathes of innocent Westerners before departing the scene shouting, “We have … Continue reading

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I’m an agnostic. (Don’t ask me why.)

Last month I posted the following Facebook status. I’m an agnostic. (Don’t ask me why.) I meant it mainly as a joke. Let me explain. An agnostic is someone who doesn’t know. So if you ask me why I’m an … Continue reading

Posted in Epistemology, Evolutionism, Proverbs, Semantics, Twisted Sister | 3 Comments

Legalise Drugs and Murder

Green Party to decriminalise abortion The Green Party will decriminalise abortion and assert the right of women to make decisions regarding their own health and the wellbeing of their family or whanau. But will the Green Party assert the right … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Electric Wizard, Green Party, Semantics, State Rape | 5 Comments

Harm minimisation vs. harm elimination

It’s important to say what you mean and mean what you say. If you don’t say what you mean and mean what you say, you will likely be misunderstood. The trouble is, even if you do say what you mean … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis, Justice, S.O.D., Semantics | 3 Comments

Disasters waiting to happen #2

Say what you mean, and mean what you say. It’s good advice! But there’s a problem, one which I addressed in a footnote to the post linked to above. We use words to say what we mean and mean what … Continue reading

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How many holes?

How many holes are in this bucket? Non-existence is not a fact, it is the absence of a fact, it is a derivative concept pertaining to a relationship, i.e., a concept which can be formed or grasped only in relation … Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand, Beatles, Evolutionism, Humour, Metaphysics, Nihilism, Riddles, Semantics | 3 Comments

Monism vs. Dualism

Does the distinction between Monism and dualism exist outside the mind? Epistemologically yes. Metaphysically no.

Posted in Epistemology, Metaphysics, Monism vs Dualism, Philosophy, Semantics | 20 Comments