Marelosion

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It was an analogy I always found immensely frustrating. It’s a poor one, I don’t know why it gained such a foothold.

To take a phrase from Searle himself, its adherents were probably “under the grip of an ideology.”  Which is to say, dualism and its insistence that we are special metaphysical snowflakes.

This is why the Chinese Room doesn’t work:

Real languages and their speakers change.  There is no way to update the text of the instructions without someone who actually speaks the language being involved.  And if you somehow get a system that updates itself, well, guess what you just made?  A person, who speaks the language.

quoiquecesoit asked: hey there! did i hear right that it was your birthday? i hope you had a nice one!

I did!  It was really good.  I had many friends present and a real excellent datefriend and I declared myself the Monarch of Hugs and we went to a museum and designed a combination dildo/blender (top secret don’t tell anyone) and we all held hands and summoned a demon and datefriend destroyed our arms at arm wrestling and one of my friends sent me her master’s thesis which is about how metaphors work so

It was good.

beewulf:

readabookdottxt:

wheeeeeeatmicrofilme:

marelo:

beewulf:

check it out, i’m in kansas

Yeah, me too.  Weird!  Kinda sucks here.


I should add that this thing in Colby, Kansas is the midwestiest thing I have seen.

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YEAH marelo’s roommate mentioned what he referred to as “creepy wheat jesus”

beewulf:

readabookdottxt:

wheeeeeeatmicrofilme:

marelo:

beewulf:

check it out, i’m in kansas

Yeah, me too.  Weird!  Kinda sucks here.


I should add that this thing in Colby, Kansas is the midwestiest thing I have seen.

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Heartland . jpg

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YEAH marelo’s roommate mentioned what he referred to as “creepy wheat jesus”

linguisticsyall:

The next time you want to say speaking in a certain dialect makes a person uneducated just do everyone a favor and just punch yourself in the mouth instead

(via lingrix)

humansofnewyork:

"You can make about 75% more money with a cat on your head than you can with a cat on your shoulder."

humansofnewyork:

"You can make about 75% more money with a cat on your head than you can with a cat on your shoulder."