Idealistic Simplifications

Oh, how clever we humans think we are, and in many ways we are

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The astronomical numbers of nerve cells and their connections in your brain and mine enable us to communicate by this means of sharing written messages, using a finite alphabet of English letters and punctuation marks. Neither the letters, the words, or the ideas they convey exist in some “ideal” realm, nor do you and I, although our brains can imagine



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Jim Mason

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