Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Time - web radio Originally aired November 9, 2004 on San Francisco's KALW (91.7 FM)

"What is it?
Time is the most familiar thing in the world, and yet philosophically one of the most puzzling. Is the present what's left when you subtract what has already happened, and what is yet to happen? Then it seems to vanish into a mere instant. Are future events completely unreal? Or are they just the things we can't know yet? Is time unreal, as many philosophers have thought?

Columbia University's Dave Albert joins John and Ken of Stanford U. for a fascinating hour. "

another OOPS this blog post should have gone in over here, being about philosophy,
instead it is duplicated in
GENEALOGE because the blog this button defaults to the last blog posted to - and before breakfast I was not too quick thinking.

Any way thanks to Kirby Urner over in our group "wittgenstein-dialognet
for pointing me at this web radio archive of philosophy

more good Kirbiania Grain of Sand and BizMo Diaries and Control Room
and Kirby links to Grunch Home:
"There is no dictionary word for an army of invisible giants, one thousand miles tall, with their arms interlinked, girding the planet Earth. Since there exists just such an invisible, abstract, legal-contrivance army of giants, we have invented the word GRUNCH as the group designation - 'a grunch of giants.' GR-UN-C-H, which stands for annual GROSS UNIVERSE CASH HEIST, pays annual dividends of over one trillion U.S. dollars.

As world society divests itself of that which experimental evidence demonstrates to be untrue and embracingly enters into its computer the mathematical formulae of all that can be experimentally proven to be true, all the socially, selfishly malignant characteristics of the giant may vanish and the omni-pro-social-advantage-producing capabilities may prevail and flourish."

-- R.Buckminster Fuller, Grunch of Giants, 1983


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