Thursday, July 17, 2008

Something Else I'm Wrong About

I've read this before, but it didn't sink in.

Compare that to my last post, or any post. Partly I do naturally write and speak exactly the kind of way Orwell excoriates. (See!?) But also I am lazy, and gluing together sentences out of a kit is a lot easier than building your own. This isn't excusable in the case of someone trying to think and write clearly.

The other part is that I want to deal with general ideas. Examples have too many details and analogies break. Proving that one equation can't be named conscious doesn't prove that no equation can't be named conscious.

I think I might be incurable now, however. Latinate words have gotten into my blood.

2 comments:

Vimarsha said...

The more general and abstract an idea is, the more meaningless it becomes.

Alrenous said...

The more general and abstract an idea is, the more things you can apply it to.