„Teetering in between worlds with a sleepy conscious, pestilence, infinite knowledge, alienation, burning cigarettes, vibes & male seahorses.“
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„Knowledge of that which concerns us infinitely is possible only in an attitude of infinite concern.“
— Paul Tillich, buch The Courage to Be
Quelle: The Courage to Be (1952), p. 125
„All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book 1, chapter 5.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Sybil (1845)
Variante: To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
Kontext: I will prove that there are infinite worlds in an infinite world. Imagine the universe as a great animal, and the stars as worlds like other animals inside it. These stars serve in turn as worlds for other organisms, such as ourselves, horses and elephants. We in our turn are worlds for even smaller organisms such as cankers, lice, worms and mites. And they are earths for other, imperceptible beings.
Just as we appear to be a huge world to these little organisms, perhaps our flesh, blood and bodily fluids are nothing more than a connected tissue of little animals that move and cause us to move. Even as they let themselves be led blindly by our will, which serves them as a vehicle, they animate us and combine to produce this action we call life.
„The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance.“
— Karl Popper Austrian-British philosopher of science 1902 - 1994
Variant translation: The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, clear, and well-defined will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance. The main source of our ignorance lies in the fact that our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963)
Kontext: The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance. For this, indeed, is the main source of our ignorance — the fact that our knowledge can be only finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
„During seasons of great pestilence, men have often believed the prophecies of crazed fanatics, that the end of the world was come.“
— Charles Mackay, buch Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841)
„He will call back to the right path those who have gone astray; He will cleanse the world from evil, now washing it away with water-floods, now burning it out with fiercest fire, or again expelling it by war and pestilence.“
— Apuleius Berber prose writer in Latin 125 - 170
The Prophecy of Hermes Trismegistus
— Charles Stross, buch Singularity Sky
Quelle: Singularity Sky (2003), Chapter 9, “Diplomatic Behavior” (p. 198)
— Maimónides, buch The Guide for the Perplexed
Quelle: Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.20
— James Frazer, buch The Golden Bough
Quelle: The Golden Bough (1890), Chapter 69, Farewell to Nemi.
„Feminists might identify with me because I'm unapologetic in what they think is a male-dominated world … no, I guess, what is a male-dominated world.“
— Lucy Lawless New Zealand actress 1968
Mike O'Neill (July 26, 1996) "Someone strong", The Tampa Tribune, p. 2.
— Thomas Watson English nonconformist preacher and author 1616 - 1686
Heaven Taken By Storm
„The philosopher, who is himself an abstract form of alienated man, sets himself up as the measure of the alienated world.“
— Karl Marx, buch Ökonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte aus dem Jahre 1844
Der Philosoph legt sich – also selbst eine abstrakte Gestalt des entfremdeten Menschen – als den Maßstab der entfremdeten Welt an.
Paris Manuscripts (1844)
„The great danger... not content with our real knowledge of the relation of the finite to the infinite, they slur over our vast ignorance by the help of the imagination. Myth supplies the place of true knowledge where we are ignorant of the connection between finite and infinite. Hence... most concrete systems of religion present us with a certain amount of knowledge but a great deal of myth.“
— Karl Pearson English mathematician and biometrician 1857 - 1936
The Ethic of Freethought (Mar 6, 1883)
„As conscious beings advance in mental growth, they come to recognise that this ideal must embrace not merely their own kin or neighbours, not only their tribe or nation, not only the whole race or species, but all conscious beings whatever, no matter how foreign. It is surely probable that this desire for the fulfilment of personality-in-community plays a very large part in the universe. We must remember, of course, that the particular forms which it may take in different kinds of worlds, up and down the universe, may be utterly alien to our comprehension and appreciation. Or rather, not utterly alien; since, if these arguments are correct, there is an essential underlying kinship and identity in all possible kinds of conscious being.“
— Olaf Stapledon British novelist and philosopher 1886 - 1950
Quelle: Philosophy and Living (1939), Chapter VII: Ethics
„The only link between the verbal and objective world is exclusively structural, necessitating the conclusion that the only content of all "knowledge" is structural.“
— Alfred Korzybski Polish scientist and philosopher 1879 - 1950
Quelle: Science and Sanity (1933), p. 20.
Kontext: The only link between the verbal and objective world is exclusively structural, necessitating the conclusion that the only content of all "knowledge" is structural. Now structure can be considered as a complex of relations, and ultimately as multi-dimensional order. From this point of view, all language can be considered as names for unspeakable entities on the objective level, be it things or feelings, or as names of relations. In fact... we find that an object represents an abstraction of a low order produced by our nervous system as the result of a sub-microscopic events acting as stimuli upon the nervous system.
„What I see is not a world of male oppression and female victimization but an international conspiracy by women to keep from men the knowledge of men's own frailty. A strange maternal protectiveness is at work.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Quelle: Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality", p. 47
„If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a better job of it than they do at anything else.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018