the map is not the territory

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Fractual_, May 28, 2004.

  1. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    semantics... the word apple isnt the apple itself.
  2. It is if you touch it.
  3. Antimatter235

    Antimatter235 Member

    No, you don't touch the apple. You will touch whatever object fits to the description of an apple.

    Did you just hear of this saying ?

    It's interesting to realize that you have no reality ("territory") in your mind, actually when you're thinking about the World it's all just a fixed sensory-emotional packets binded and organized onto a symbolic map.

    When you're going to use the mouse, whatever you will touch has the qualities of an object of class "mouse" and you interact with it like learned from previous interaction with objects "mouse". This system "recognition+interaction" (map) works perfectly but you never know what "mouse" refers to in essence (territory).

    Well... just ramblin'
  4. Did you forget to touch the apple antimatter?
  5. Antimatter235

    Antimatter235 Member

    wtf? do you have a point?
  6. Nope. Yep. Hahahahaha!
  7. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    nah, i didnt coin those phrases.

    there in a book called prometheus rising, which talks a lot about semantics and stuff like that.
  8. NightOwl1331

    NightOwl1331 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Its all in the mind. ;) (I swear, this response fits for most threads here. God bless George Harrison :) )
  9. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    i always thought it was john lennon who said that... maybe your right though, either way, its true!:p ;)
  10. Well, yea! Er.... nah. Hehehehehheeheh *grin
  11. NightOwl1331

    NightOwl1331 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    George says it in Yellow Submarine.

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