Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Phun With Philosophy


I have lately been delving into the complexities of ontology.

Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences.

Clearly, to accept the above definition, there must be agreement as to what an entity is or is believed to be, and what existence is or is believed to be.

An entity is something that exists by itself, although it need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate.

Existence has been variously defined by sources. In common usage, it is the world we are aware of through our senses, and that persists independently without them. Others define it as everything that is, or simply everything

Foolishness . . .semantic nonsense. Meaningless screechings as of sightless bats darting aloft in frenzied flurries of instinctual feeding flight.

What high concepts exist within the microscopic ken of those amoebic denizen residing within the relative expanse of an ancient dried-up splotch of condor droppings on a flat rock in the Andes, and how insignificant must they have seemed to a gathering of Neanderthals crouched around a fortunate campfire.

What is to come of such fine philosophies of human egotism when individual memories inevitably fade into eternal night?

What indeed?



To disseminate, in terms of the field of communication, means to broadcast a message to the public without direct feedback from the audience.



Yul Brynner

Born July 11, 1920
Died Oct. 10, 1985

Russian stage and film actor. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times onstage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books.

Born July 11, 1953
Age: 58 years old

Former American boxer. He had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 knockout wins, and was the former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world. While still an amateur, he also became a member of the United States Marine Corps. Spinks defeated 36-year-old Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship in what was regarded as one of the bigger upsets in boxing...

 Born July 11, 1899
Died Oct. 01, 1985

Elwyn Brooks White, usually known as E. B. White, was an American writer. He was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the widely used English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White." He also wrote famous books for children, including Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.


There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

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