URLs Du Jour (8/4/2005)

  • I need another drink.
  • But Deepak Chopra is way ahead of me.
  • Speaking of which, how can Arianna complain:

    There's an old saying that when the facts are against you, argue the law. But the Bushies have gone one better: when the facts are against them, they argue the very existence of facts. …

    when all she needed to do first was to read Deepak:

    In essence, every act of observation transforms the Universe. Since observation cannot happen without interpretation, every interpretation becomes a reality. For us Human Beings, this has enormous implications, because we are linguistically programmed. Language does not describe, it creates. It conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes reality. Many times in many conversations, even with intimate friends, I have found myself in a quandary because we were using the same words but they meant different things to us. On looking up the dictionary, I found we were both right! Freud remarked "neurosis is the inability to tolerae ambiguity and ambivalence." Our current need for certitude as a society may be an indication of our collective neurosies where we always want to see things as black or white, right and wrong, etc.

    Arianna, baby, your house guru says that reality is created by your language! How can you complain about Dubya?

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