[kj] writing through Cythera #02

Mark Kolmar mkolmar at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 16:07:05 EDT 2014


I did not see this article until after I posted. The essential point is
this: Even though a fish doesn't weigh more after it dies, what if you
don't have a scale? This is a way to engage with the book without having to
buy into every premise.


On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Mark Kolmar <mkolmar at gmail.com> wrote:

> The previous try was written in a dense, flowery, and refracted style.
> That was kind of the point.
> I've ordered a batch of the 2014 Midnight Oil remasters from an
> independent seller. (Not sure I would know a mass-market retailer in
> Australia to contact.) Again, the bit about the cheap radios is one for the
> ages - certainly for you here. I could only add, "Man hates what he
> resembles."
> The passages about education read, to me, as long prose-poems on the topic
> of learning and knowledge. Similarly, "Kaph", on earth science, like an
> attempt to document the act of wonder. Without a suggested bibliography.
> So let's say, what are some data or measurable parameters that explain
> variations in plant growth, animal populations, etc. that are
> observed/reported around these important points and faults? If dowsing or
> divination have any basis in observable phenomena, eventually a type of
> semi-objective folk wisdom can arise from subjective judgments based on
> patterns (as in medicine). It should be possible to quantify important
> measurements (as in physics) without actually changing the world.
> --Mark
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