Archive for the ‘Epistemology’ Category

Reality is an Illusion

November 29, 2014 by Keyser Söze | No Comments | Filed in Epistemology, Eternity, Philosophy, Photography, Places to Avoid

Or, and if you ask Plato, medicine it’s an allusion.

Wikipedia: Good for Soap Opera Characters, Not So Good for Famous Daemonologists of the Sixteenth Century

November 5, 2009 by Keyser Söze | 2 Comments | Filed in Education, Epistemology, Hard Way to Make a Living, Intellectual History, What'll They Think of Next?

As Keyser and Mrs. S. both work in what’s optimistically known as the “academy, nurse ” the issue of the reliability/validity of Wikipedia comes up not infrequently. Mrs. S. can’t abide the thing. Keyser is somewhat more charitable. When it comes to pop stuff, it can be pretty reliable, and in fact some lunatic Wikipediaster […]

Enviro-Hysteria: Drowning Puppy Dogs Edition

October 10, 2009 by Keyser Söze | 1 Comment | Filed in Blast from the Past, environmental awareness, Epistemology, How Dumb Can You Be?, Loony Left

The other day, remedy Keyser was ruminating on how the science fiction book Flashback gives a 1999 version of what 2009 would look like as a sign of how the “future” as predicted by the past is generally a reflection of false contemporary perceptions and not a very good predictor of what the future will […]

Back to the Drawing Board: Birdosaurus Edition

June 12, 2009 by Keyser Söze | 2 Comments | Filed in Amazing, Epistemology, Philosophy, Wonders of Nature

Anyone who’s watched PBS and/or the Discovery Channel for the past few decades knows that birds are the evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs. This conclusion is basically reached on the “facts” that a) dinosaurs couldn’t have caught those people in Jurassic Park if they’d been cold-blooded, generic and birds have the same sort of hips as […]

Never Trust the Internet

February 13, 2009 by Keyser Söze | No Comments | Filed in Epistemology, Internet

Not much going on in the world, prescription so Keyser thought he’d throw out a few more or less idle thoughts to keep the Lair’s myriad of viewers occupied before embarking on his “other” life. Well, Keyser saw a quote attributed to Napoleon that he thought amusing and worthy of a minor post, but things […]

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