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Is it true?

  1. Jul 20, 2016 #1


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    that a thread about why the world does not exist does not exist?
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  3. Jul 20, 2016 #2


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    In the Platonian context, it exists, because it is imaginable.
    In the physical sense, it has to be examined, whether it never existed, or whether there was an annihilator operator in place.
    In the mathematical sense, it is true that it does not exist, because nobody properly defined it.
    In a philosophical sense, it is still undecided. Someone has been sent to find out, but he got lost in the library while searching for the meaning of "existence".

    Btw: A mysterious note had been found this morning reading: So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish.
  4. Jul 20, 2016 #3
    just come to memory by an association...

    Take this kiss upon the brow!
    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow —
    You are not wrong, who deem
    That my days have been a dream;
    Yet if hope has flown away
    In a night, or in a day,
    In a vision, or in none,
    Is it therefore the less gone?
    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.

    I stand amid the roar
    Of a surf-tormented shore,
    And I hold within my hand
    Grains of the golden sand —
    How few! yet how they creep
    Through my fingers to the deep,
    While I weep — while I weep!
    O God! Can I not grasp
    Them with a tighter clasp?
    O God! can I not save
    One from the pitiless wave?
    Is all that we see or seem
    But a dream within a dream?
  5. Jul 20, 2016 #4


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    That reminded me of, then I thought it is too well known, then I thought again with such an international and intergenerational membership maybe it will be new to somebody:

    The other day upon the stair
    I saw a man who wasn't there
    He wasn't there again today
    How I wish he'd go away!
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    I think it will always be new to somebody ...[COLOR=#black]..[/COLOR] :oldwink:

    I've always thought it was such a classic piece of work...[COLOR=#black]..[/COLOR]:approve:

    I'm glad you did,[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]:thumbup:[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]and for those that don't know, the name of the poem is ... "Antigonish" , and the author was Hughes Mearns .

    And, thank you ...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]:ok:
  7. Jul 20, 2016 #6


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    Yeah, we don't host philosophical threads anymore. Probably because you don't exist.
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