People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

Patterns and Chaos

All science is the study of patterns. Biology is the study of patterns among living organisms. Chemistry is the study of elemental patterns. Sociology is the study of patterns of human behavior among humans in groups; psychology is the study of patterns of human behavior in individuals.

Human beings are hard-wired for patterns. The . . . → Read More: Patterns and Chaos

This is not Adrienne.

Remember when you took Art History 101 and they threw this slide up on the wall? The professor (or more likely some bonehead grad student with a seriously over-inflated sense of self-importance) said, “The French words on this painting by RenĂ© Magritte say ‘This is not a pipe.’ What did he mean by . . . → Read More: This is not Adrienne.

Life is a game of telephone…

My family (both sides do this, Brian’s people as well as mine, though this week it’s Brian’s family behaving badly) is once again bent on proving that there are no problems so great that a huge, steaming side of gossip cannot make them worse. Things (words spoken (or not), things done (or not)) come . . . → Read More: Life is a game of telephone…

The Truth

So here’s what I’ve noticed about the truth: we’re all convinced of the rightness of our own perception of it, and two perfectly reasonable, intelligent people can easily have vastly different interpretations of truth. Not like this is an original idea or anything, but I’ve become pretty damn aware of it of late. To . . . → Read More: The Truth

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