January 16, 2008

Wednesday Wisdom

There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.

Martin Gardner

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:49 AM

    There could be something in what he says...

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  2. Good to know. I often like to have biscuits with a little something on them, and this is just as good an excuse as any to have that little something more often.

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  3. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Yes......A little something more often is better than a litle nothing more often, eh, Tim.

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  4. Anonymous10:01 PM

    What a load of useless crap, something, nothing, geometry. Shee some people can talk crap all day.

    Did you know that the sum total of something and nothing will always be something because nothing will always be nothing.

    Ergo you can never make something from nothing (unless, of course, you have something to start with) and people who say they started with nothing and now have something are liars or simply deluded.

    Personally I have absolutely no idea what nothing is like for there is always something to distract me.

    It's funny you know; you can't create something from nothing but you can quite easily turn something into nothing. I do this often; it's called drinking.

    Cheers cheers cheers.

    BTW Google something and you get 935,000,000 links. Google nothing and you get 599,000,000 links. Now that's bullshit because if you google nothing how the fuck can you end up with 599,000,000.

    I still have something to learn I guess.

    Gulp gulp gulp.

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  5. Soooooo,I don't suppose I should ask you if you've ever read The Book of Nothing Justin?

    (by John Barrow, in case you want to check your bookshelves)

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  6. Anonymous10:23 PM

    "Many of the passages of King Lear, particularly those between the characters of Lear, Kent, the Fool, and Cordelia, all share a common theme. The theme of nothing, as well as the theme of blindness, echoes throughout the play. King Lear is in many ways about nothing. However, Kent, the Fool, and Cordelia make him more than nothing by serving faithfully, speaking bluntly, and loving unconditionally."

    Looks like the Bard, was way ahead of Seinfeld.

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  7. Anonymous10:28 PM

    The Book of Nothing.

    A quick read no doubt, hey Caz. Nope had no idea of such a book, so I shall have a wee Google and see where it leads - hopefully somewhere.

    Now somewhere is just like something in the same way nowhere is just like nothing.

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