Friday, October 15, 2010

Here's a bit of zen for ya

You are now aware of the fact that you are aware of this fact.



At first glance, it seems circular. But it's not. Let's break it down.

-You are aware of a fact.
-What fact? The fact that you are aware.
-The fact you are aware of the the fact that you're aware.
-It's actually metafactual. The fact doesn't even exist until you become aware of it.
-In realizing this, you prove the fact that you can think. One might even say it is a spark of divinity- you have, in essence, created something that does not exist except when you think about it.
-Just like the game.

Why yes, I did just spend that entire post to make you lose.

15 comments:

  1. I think you can reduce the statement to be: You are now aware of this postulate. It holds the same meaning, makes a self-reference, and is well-stated.

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  2. Ooh, classy. But it sorta lacks the mindbending effect, which is what I was going for.

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  3. You bastard....Nicely done.

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  4. FUUUUUUUUU...... deep thought loss

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  5. I was going to say something about existentialism but then....

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