Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Age of Doubt or My Pillow

Mike Lindell with one of his pillows

This is the Age of Doubt, on the right as well as the left. “Stop the Steal” and “The Big Lie” are the mantra of Retrumplicans while multiculturalists fueled by deconstruction look at everything in a cultural context—hence relatively. No apercu can be absolute since it only reflects the environment in which the “viewer” has developed his consciousness. This makes it virtually impossible for a person of one cultural or even sexual inclination to comment on that of the other. Election deniers and edgy academic skeptics make strange bedfellows. Stephen Greenblatt, the famed author of Will and the World, is one of the founding New Historians, but science under the influence of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is also no longer friendly to Kant’s categorical imperative or the notion of synthetic a priori knowledge. Of course, quanta which argues that tiny subatomic particles can be in two places at the same time—macrocosmically an argument for alternative universes, lends further credence to this relativistic New Science. How would Odysseus navigate the waters of modern philosophy where the sirens can easily be, as Wittgenstein pointed out, predicates for which there are no nouns? One thing is certain. Doubt is more a default mode than belief. It’s easier to find out what's wrong with a long-held truth than to construct or unearth a new one.

read "The Wormhole Society" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Voulez-vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir" by Lady Marmalade

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