parse v. 1 resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles 2 Computing analyse (text) into logical syntactic components -Origin C16: perh. from ME pars 'parts of speech', from Fr. pars 'parts' syntax n.1 the combination of words and phrases to create well formed sentences > a set of rules for or an analysis of this 2 the structure of statements in a … Continue reading Part & Parser/Parcel
We have to ask ourselves whether, in any sense at all, there is such a thing as matter...It we cannot be sure of the independent existence of objects, we shall be left alone in a desert--it may be that the whole outer world is nothing but a dream, and that we alone exist. ..there … Continue reading matter and/or matter of fact
The World's Worst Disasters. Season 1; Episode 4-Alpine Avalanches. Lazy Saturday of indulging in 'this type of show", when this episode's discussion included an explication of the types of avalanches, gave me the "hey, I never noticed that" experience and also triggered a memory. I'm a native, English speaker who grew up exclusively in the … Continue reading Look up avalanche?
..and that fills me with remorse. Which is different than regret. - William Powell ( author of the Anarchist Cookbook as quoted from the documentary American Anarchist) ° context for quote below, citations at end. I think I'm aware that there is certainly that possibility, I think that's inherent in the 3 paragraphs that I have just read... … Continue reading On Remorse or Regret
Here is citation info for my sources. We can try to work on our words, but the words work on us too, largely without our awareness. So, here are some words that intrigue me: these are words I want to let ‘work on me.’
"Zeno's arguments, in some form, have afforded grounds for almost all theories of space and time and infinity which have been constructed from his time to our own." Recalled via Boyer, Carl B. The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. Previously published under the title, The Concepts of … Continue reading A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole
Psychologists deal with the slippery subject of mental states. Now, your general practitioner, who you see for your annual physical check up, can flirt with the treatment of mental states. She or he may prescribe you something for low-level anxiety or sleep but they generally only provide medication or a referral. That is the standard … Continue reading Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health
The word 'paragon' entered the cultural consciousness in the 16th Century. par·a·gon ˈperəˌɡän/ noun noun: paragon; plural noun: paragons a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. "it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous" a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence. … Continue reading Religion & Science- Can’t Parse This?
I spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not I am right when me submits a proposition and ascribes it to be truthful; and, I then spend a lot of time worrying about whether it is important or even relevant to worry at all about a proposition being true or not. I … Continue reading Uncertainty & Doubt
provide that absolute certainty will always elude us