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Iconoclast 12-08-2008 02:45 AM

Cornellius what if nothing can be known? What if only everything can be loved, and a heart can only prosper?

Umm my answer to have an answer to that question that satisfies us I guess?

Cornellius 12-08-2008 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Iconoclast (Post 84761)
Cornellius what if nothing can be known? What if only everything can be loved, and a heart can only prosper?

You can function without love, but you can't survive without a minimum of knowledge.

Iconoclast 12-08-2008 02:48 AM

How can you function without love?

The 9th Sage 12-08-2008 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Cornellius (Post 84758)
Knowledge.

Hmm...if "knowledge is power" and you have absolute knowledge...since "absoulute power corrupts absolutely" does that mean you are corrupt? Or would you realize this, having absolute knowledge of everything, and avoid that pitfall?

/babbling

JadussD 12-08-2008 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by The 9th Sage (Post 84764)
Hmm...if "knowledge is power" and you have absolute knowledge...since "absoulute power corrupts absolutely" does that mean you are corrupt? Or would you realize this, having absolute knowledge of everything, and avoid that pitfall?

/babbling

That's actually a quite accurate view of things. Knowledge is basically false, its just that depending on the circumstances, it can appear very real.

Cornellius 12-08-2008 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by The 9th Sage (Post 84764)
Hmm...if "knowledge is power" and you have absolute knowledge...since "absoulute power corrupts absolutely" does that mean you are corrupt? Or would you realize this, having absolute knowledge of everything, and avoid that pitfall?

/babbling

I meant knowledge as being logical, to always know or be able to find a way to solve problems on this earth. I believe that knowledge is at first neutral, then it takes one side or another depending on the person using it.

My 2nd most important thing would be choice.

Let's not forget memory and wisdom, in order to remember our mistakes from the past and be able not to repeat them.

SpaceTiger 12-08-2008 03:14 AM

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What are the most important things in life?
An episode of South Park, an Eeyore mug that says "Happy go lucky", and hot apple cider. Ask me again in 20 minutes or so...

retroguiden 12-08-2008 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Isildur (Post 84705)
Oh, he was talking about a Rand-following "Objectivist"? Oops, I missed that. I thought he was just refering to philosophical objectivism, in opposition to your subjectivist.

No, you got it right, JadussD got it wrong... I least I think you got it right. And in any case jadus got it worng! (I'm *very* tired right now) :D

retroguiden 12-08-2008 06:16 AM

Knowledge is something you have - it's neutral. Wisdom dictates how you use that knowledge.

Cornellius 12-08-2008 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by retroguiden (Post 84772)
Knowledge is something you have - it's neutral. Wisdom dictates how you use that knowledge.

Exactly what I've said :P


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