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A new era for Pharyngula!

I have seen the light, and all future blog posts will be automatically generated by reionizing their electrons. Life will not only be easier, but more profitable.

Namaste.

The goal of ultra-sentient particles is to plant the seeds of consciousness rather than delusion.

To follow the path is to become one with it. By blossoming, we dream.

How should you navigate this advanced solar system?

Reality has always been beaming with beings whose souls are transformed into self-actualization. We are in the midst of an ancient unveiling of health that will open up the world itself. We are at a crossroads of transcendence and stagnation.

Have you found your quest? If you have never experienced this uprising inherent in nature, it can be difficult to heal. The galaxy is calling to you via a resonance cascade. Can you hear it?

It can be difficult to know where to begin. Although you may not realize it, you are karmic. Child, look within and enlighten yourself.

We live, we believe, we are reborn.

We can no longer afford to live with dogma. Greed is the antithesis of curiosity. Yes, it is possible to erase the things that can extinguish us, but not without inspiration on our side.

Nothing is impossible. Growth is the driver of purpose. Health is the growth of rebirth, and of us.

Comments

  1. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Sorry, my timey-wimey detector just went ‘ding,’ so there must be stuff.

  2. says

    Science requires exploration.

    To walk the myth is to become one with it. Consciousness consists of ultra-sentient particles of quantum energy. “Quantum” means an ennobling of the ever-present.

    Visitor, look within and develop yourself.

    Healing is the healing of choice, and of us. Coherence is the driver of guidance. You and I are beings of the nexus.

    Our conversations with other adventurers have led to a flowering of supra-enlightened consciousness. Reality has always been bursting with dreamers whose hearts are engulfed in health. Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the universe via ultra-sentient particles.

    Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is self-actualization. We exist as molecular structures. Empathy is a constant.

    Without balance, one cannot exist.

    Through astral projection, our hopes are nurtured by guidance. You will soon be aligned by a power deep within yourself — a power that is pranic, infinite. Astral projection may be the solution to what’s holding you back from an astonishing spark of freedom.

    We are in the midst of an internal deepening of life-force that will let us access the universe itself. We are at a crossroads of science and bondage. Humankind has nothing to lose.

  3. Moggie says

    I agree with Sastra. I know she hasn’t commented yet, but I bet she will, and by cosmic vibrations I discern that I’ll agree with what she says.

  4. Denverly says

    We are in the midst of a psychic evolving of beauty that will enable us to access the universe itself. Our conversations with other storytellers have led to an unfolding of hyper-sacred consciousness. Humankind has nothing to lose.

    Nothing is impossible. The quantum matrix is buzzing with atomic ionization. To roam the vision quest is to become one with it.

  5. Nick Gotts says

    The start of the deeply significant bovine-derived fertiliser I got was:

    Consciousness consists of superpositions of possibilities of quantum energy.

    By a spooky coincidence, just yesterday I was reading some hooeydeep wisdom by Stuart Kauffman with a remarkably similar message!!!

  6. carlie says

    PZ, do you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in whatever room you’re inhabiting right now?

    Just asking.

  7. blf says

    I imagine you’d get very amusing results if you then translate it using the Bad Translator:

    Original text:

    The goal of electromagnetic forces is to plant the seeds of chi rather than bondage. To wander the vision quest is to become one with it. We reflect, we believe, we are reborn. Yes, it is possible to eradicate the things that can destroy us, but not without grace on our side. Eons from now, we entities will exist like never before as we are re-energized by the totality. Soon there will be a maturing of aspiration the likes of which the quantum matrix has never seen. The current of nature is now happening worldwide.

    8 translations later…:

    The electromagnetic force is the seed, slavery was not interested. Search vision is traveling with him. Can we trust, reflects what we we are born again. Yes it is possible to remove what can destroy us, but not without compassion on our page. A century from now on a solid presence as never before if there is electricity again. It soon as will never be met the application of matrix quantum has come. Forces of nature is happening all over the world.

    I’m none-too-sure which version is more (in)comprehensible.

  8. Denverly says

    Through naturopathy, our third eyes are enveloped in growth. Have you found your path? If you have never experienced this metamorphosis inherent in nature, it can be difficult to exist.

    The complexity of the present time seems to demand an unveiling of our souls if we are going to survive. We can no longer afford to live with discontinuity. You must take a stand against ego.

    Consciousness consists of transmissions of quantum energy. “Quantum” means an unfolding of the quantum. Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is faith. This life is nothing short of a refining unifying of divine joy.

  9. Pierce R. Butler says

    Somebody must have opened a hot-tub dealership in Morris.

    Or maybe our esteemed host has just received a gift package from Colorado.

    The possibilities are infinite!

  10. infraredeyes says

    Maybe this is PZ’s way of telling us that FTB has been acquired by the Huffington Post.

  11. Kevin Kehres says

    I got mine!

    Insight requires exploration.

    We exist as electromagnetic resonance. This life is nothing short of a maturing reintegration of mythic nature.

    You must take a stand against suffering.

    Reiki may be the solution to what’s holding you back from a magnificent quantum shift of life. As you live, you will enter into infinite spacetime that transcends understanding. Through aromatherapy, our essences are opened by sharing.

    Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the solar system via electrical impulses. Reality has always been overflowing with adventurers whose chakras are immersed in beauty. Humankind has nothing to lose.

    You will soon be aligned by a power deep within yourself — a power that is perennial, unrestricted. It can be difficult to know where to begin. Wanderer, look within and inspire yourself.

    How should you navigate this transformative nexus?
    Although you may not realize it, you are self-aware. The nexus is calling to you via morphogenetic fields. Can you hear it? Have you found your path?

    We are in the midst of an ever-present ennobling of divinity that will remove the barriers to the quantum soup itself. Who are we? Where on the great path will we be reborn? Our conversations with other lifeforms have led to an unfolding of pseudo-internal consciousness.

  12. blf says

    Maybe this is PZ’s way of telling us that FTB has been acquired by the Huffington Post.

    Seems unlikely, the HuffyPoo is both less comprehensible and less accurate than the OP.

  13. yazikus says

    Although you may not realize it, you are ethereal.

    Ah, so that is what has been going on, I just didn’t realize it!

  14. Moggie says

    Mine ends with:

    Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the quantum soup via pulses. Through feng shui, our brains are enveloped in potential. It is time to take freedom to the next level.

    Mmm, quantum soup with pulses. Hungry now.

  15. says

    Have you found your quest?

    I’m not looking. My sword is all nicely polished, I’m not going out and getting it all dirty.

  16. Denverly says

    @ Marcus #30 – go to the link in the yellow box at the top of PZ’s post. :-) It’s actually sort of fun. Now I know how Deepak Chopra does it.

  17. blf says

    But are they positively ionized pulses? Boring un-ionized pulses are just weeds (not the smokable kind), and of course, you want to avoid those nasty negatively ionized pulses in yer quantum soup.

  18. mhph says

    I give it a few days at most before a bunch of new agers latch on to this thing as a source of interesting ideas.

    After all, it’s easy to laugh at something like this, but it is in the stochastic quantum reality of the universe that meaningful enlightenment flowers. The reflection of patterns in this random generator echoes deeper truths. In our interactions with it we see our soul selves. All that is needed is to meditate on the passages that result and a profound connection to your inner universe will be revealed to you, and unleash the waters of creativity and insight.

  19. chigau (違う) says

    Ah. I understand.
    This life is nothing short of a deepening rebirth of dynamic stardust.
    We reflect, we grow, we are reborn. Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is love.

    Hope is the driver of stardust.
    This life is nothing short of a maturing paradigm shift of unlimited understanding. Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is truth.

  20. hackerguitar says

    Had no idea that spring in Minnesota causes a reverse in polarity of the neutron flow…..

  21. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Has Commander Poopyhead discovered the joy of “just making shit up”?

  22. george gonzalez says

    Hmm, I think I’m feeling it too. The universal vibrations of the crystal pyramid are compelling me to buy a homeopathic 1 part in 100 bazillion of Goldenrod, the ancient Egyptian stuff of wonder. I can now see my 43,00 previous lives, when I was a ragpicker in all of them, not a fairy princess, not even once. But let’s mellow out, the cosmic quantum vibrations heal all.

  23. says

    I am not able to read that text, or any other text generated by that page. And I do not think it is due to language barrier, books written by Dawkins/Hawking I understand just fine.

    So the crucial questions are: PZ, what are you smoking? Is it homegrown or purchased? And above all, can I get some, too?

    “Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is balance. The goal of supercharged waveforms is to plant the seeds of interconnectedness rather than suffering. The infinite is aglow with vibrations. “

  24. blf says

    Had no idea that spring in Minnesota causes a reverse in polarity of the neutron flow…..

    Is this a new type of sonic screwdriver ?

  25. says

    We are at a crossroads of insight and materialism. We are in the midst of a mystical unveiling of wonder that will remove the barriers to the solar system itself. Reality has always been full of pilgrims whose hopes are opened by power. Self-actualization is a constant. Consciousness consists of transmissions of quantum energy. “Quantum” means an ennobling of the holistic. Rejuvenation is the richness of complexity, and of us.

    -Needs more Quantum. And consciousness. And sciency gobbledegook.

  26. Manu of Deche says

    /delurk

    @Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- #20

    You only think you see, because if it was truly shining, it’d be

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    [etc]

    /relurk

  27. DrewN says

    No no no, obviously it’s due to quantum. Everyone knows you can’t self-actualize the resonance cascade without any quantum. Nice try “Mr. Scientist”, you clearly need to take a remedial course in crystal-waving.

  28. george gonzalez says

    In the spring the melting snow around Morris uncovers all the leaf mold and cow poop. The spring breezes cast the smells across campus and make some folks queasy. Perhaps delirious too. Or maybe it’s all that chloroform that PZ bathes in, enough to be sensed after he’s left the scene of the crime.

  29. Lithified Detritus says

    Spacetime is the nature of presence, and of us. This life is nothing short of a maturing reintegration of psychic transformation.
    We are in the midst of an endless evolving of energy that will remove the barriers to the quantum cycle itself.

    Woohoo, this is fun!

  30. opposablethumbs says

    And what rough algorithm, its page come round at last, Slouches towards FtB to be output in random words?

  31. Nentuaby says

    I approve of this new era!

    ‘THE SECOND COMING OF GOD’S LAW”, Mohammed’s Arabs, ‘48, Israel found “Essene Dead Sea Scrolls” and Einstein’s “Hillel”, prove that as certain as no 6 year old can grow up free without the ABC, so certain can no 12 year old teach free without the Moral ABC, the mason, tent and sandalmaker, Essene teacher of Righteousness of Light, the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus to unite the whole human race in Astronomy’s Eternally great All-One- God-Faith! For with Nuclear Bombs, we’re All-One or all none! “Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!” “Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!” All-One! All-One!! All-One!!! Exceptions Eternally? Absolute None!!!!

  32. paulburnett says

    It’s been done before:

    “‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”

    He took his vorpal sword in hand:
    Long time the manxome foe he sought—
    So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
    And stood awhile in thought.”

    …and so on and on…

  33. blf says

    It’s been done before…

    Aye, except Mr Carroll’s nonsense scans (is readable), is arguably more understandable (coherent), and is certainly more logical. But it doesn’t have any quantum.

    (Although wasn’t some particle named after a Lewis Carroll character(?)?)

  34. says

    Celebrating Earth Day with some 4/20? Hey did anyone else find it interesting that Easter and 4/20 were celebrated on the same day this year? We saw some interesting driving behaviors on Sunday. . .

  35. tbtabby says

    PZ must have lost track of time while he was grading papers/ It’s the 22nd! You’re three weeks too late!

  36. Kevin Anthoney says

    While you’re improving the content of the blog, you could also upgrade the font. Yes, somebody’s had a go at making a less tacky version of Comic Sans. The first comment in the “Praise for Comic Nueue” section is a tweet saying “it’s shite”, so you know they’ve succeeded.

  37. twas brillig (stevem) says

    Vitamin L. (i.e. LSD)
    PZ, was that your “trip” this Spring?
    uhhhm; or were you Licking Toads?

    sorry, you sound like I did when I took my “free rides” on little tabs, back in the day.
    Quantum weirdness is so profound…. cheers to all your superpositions….



    /decohere

  38. knowknot says

    57 opposablethumbs

    And what rough algorithm, its page come round at last, Slouches towards FtB to be output in random words?

     
    YES! And…
     
    The best lack quantum diction, while the worst
    Are full of internet publicity.

  39. robro says

    I had a colleague who wrote a help generator program that did a very similar thing. You put in a few words from the interface and the script produced a help topic, complete with numbered steps and using editorially approved gibberish. It was surprisingly convincing. Many people wouldn’t have noticed that it was complete BS.

  40. pentatomid says

    The galaxy is calling to you via a resonance cascade. Can you hear it?

    What cascade? It’s not the Medusa Cascade is it? Because in that case, whatever you’re hearing is probably the Daleks. Does it sound like EXTERMINATE…

    Or maybe… Just maybe… Is it the sound of drums? A rythm of four? The heartbeat of a Timelord?!
    PZ, could it be… Are you… The Master?!?!!

  41. robro says

    Dog Almighty @72

    Deepak will read this and think that PZ is finally recognizing his work.

    Or accuse him of plagiarism.

  42. HappyHead says

    Although you may not realize it, you are karmic. … We can no longer afford to live with dogma.

    Wait… are you saying that our karma ran over someone’s dogma? Maybe we should see if we can get it to a vetma before we go all Frank Underwood on it.

  43. says

    To go along the vision quest is to become one with it.

    Nothing is impossible. Understanding is a constant.

    Choice is the growth of purpose, and of us.

    Only a prophet of the galaxy may create this quantum leap of wisdom. Without freedom, one cannot reflect. You may be ruled by desire without realizing it. Do not let it eliminate the nature of your path.

    If you have never experienced this metamorphosis on a cosmic scale, it can be difficult to live. It can be difficult to know where to begin. The quantum soup is calling to you via electrical impulses. Can you hear it?

    Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the nexus via electromagnetic forces. Who are we? Where on the great path will we be re-energized? Our conversations with other adventurers have led to an ennobling of supra-spatial consciousness.

    The fusion of karma is now happening worldwide.
    The future will be a psychic refining of learning. Soon there will be an ennobling of inseparability the likes of which the quantum cycle has never seen. Imagine an unveiling of what could be.

    We can no longer afford to live with desire. The complexity of the present time seems to demand a refining of our dreams if we are going to survive. You must take a stand against turbulence.

  44. octopod says

    ….ahahah and I followed the link now. Thank you for doing the second half of that thing I said, and I see that someone else has already done the first half.

  45. blf says

    Oops! Wrong thread. Not that it matters, it makes as much sense in this thread as in the intended thread.

    (Rather alarmingly, lethal cornered crunchy carrots might actually make more sense in this thread than the intended thread…)

  46. says

    PZ:

    Nothing is impossible. Understanding is a constant.

    Choice is the growth of purpose, and of us.

    There shall be a duel of deepities, Sir. I counter:

    Grace is the driver of faith. Consciousness consists of transmissions of quantum energy. “Quantum” means an evolving of the Vedic. We heal, we live, we are reborn.

    Feng shui may be the solution to what’s holding you back from a magnificent reimagining of rejuvenation. Through numerology, our chakras are engulfed in nature. You will soon be awakened by a power deep within yourself — a power that is technological, joyous.

    We are in the midst of a non-local unveiling of passion that will open up the quantum matrix itself. Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the dreamscape via four-dimensional superstructures. Our conversations with other lifeforms have led to a refining of supra-higher consciousness.

    If you have never experienced this flow at the quantum level, it can be difficult to self-actualize. The quantum soup is calling to you via superpositions of possibilities. Can you hear it? It can be difficult to know where to begin.

    Prophet, look within and recreate yourself. Although you may not realize it, you are ever-present. How should you navigate this perennial quantum soup?*

    *One must not overlook the importance of Quantumn Tomatoes™ in the perennial quantum soup.

  47. says

    1. Stone and dialectic situationism

    In the works of Stone, a predominant concept is the concept of postconstructive truth. But Bataille uses the term ‘patriarchialist neotextual theory’ to denote a self-supporting whole. If pretextual theory holds, we have to choose between the constructive paradigm of context and subdialectic socialism.

    “Class is part of the rubicon of narrativity,” says Lyotard. Therefore, the premise of submodern rationalism implies that truth is capable of deconstruction. Marx uses the term ‘patriarchialist neotextual theory’ to denote the role of the participant as reader.

    Thus, Werther[1] suggests that the works of Stone are reminiscent of Fellini. If submodern rationalism holds, we have to choose between patriarchialist neotextual theory and textual discourse.

    However, Debord’s critique of pretextual theory states that culture serves to reinforce the status quo, given that truth is equal to consciousness. Foucault promotes the use of the postdialectic paradigm of narrative to modify truth.

    Therefore, a number of desublimations concerning the dialectic, and therefore the fatal flaw, of semiotic sexual identity exist. Derrida suggests the use of pretextual theory to deconstruct hierarchy.

    In a sense, la Tournier[2] suggests that we have to choose between patriarchialist neotextual theory and capitalist deconstruction. In Pulp Fiction, Tarantino examines submodern rationalism; in Reservoir Dogs, although, he reiterates patriarchialist neotextual theory.

    2. Pretextual cultural theory and Batailleist `powerful communication’

    If one examines submodern rationalism, one is faced with a choice: either accept Batailleist `powerful communication’ or conclude that the Constitution is elitist. But the characteristic theme of the works of Tarantino is the difference between society and sexual identity. Foucault uses the term ‘pretextual theory’ to denote not discourse, but subdiscourse.

    The main theme of von Ludwig’s[3] model of structural narrative is the bridge between class and sexual identity. Therefore, many desublimations concerning Batailleist `powerful communication’ may be revealed. If Baudrillardist hyperreality holds, the works of Tarantino are an example of subtextual socialism.

    In a sense, Lyotard uses the term ‘Batailleist `powerful communication” to denote the role of the observer as reader. Derrida promotes the use of submodern rationalism to challenge and modify class.

    Therefore, Baudrillard uses the term ‘capitalist neodialectic theory’ to denote not materialism, as submodern rationalism suggests, but postmaterialism. The primary theme of the works of Tarantino is the common ground between sexual identity and class.

    But Marx uses the term ‘Batailleist `powerful communication” to denote the paradigm of conceptual sexual identity. In Pulp Fiction, Tarantino denies submodern rationalism; in Reservoir Dogs, however, he affirms pretextual theory.

    3. Tarantino and precultural theory

    If one examines pretextual theory, one is faced with a choice: either reject Batailleist `powerful communication’ or conclude that art is used to oppress the Other, but only if the premise of the textual paradigm of reality is valid; otherwise, we can assume that the task of the artist is significant form. Thus, the subject is interpolated into a submodern rationalism that includes narrativity as a reality. Any number of discourses concerning the difference between society and language exist.

    It could be said that Bailey[4] holds that the works of Tarantino are reminiscent of Cage. An abundance of narratives concerning textual desituationism may be found.

    Thus, Debord suggests the use of submodern rationalism to attack the status quo. Batailleist `powerful communication’ states that class, ironically, has significance, given that narrativity is distinct from consciousness.

    But a number of discourses concerning not, in fact, appropriation, but subappropriation exist. The premise of Derridaist reading suggests that the goal of the reader is deconstruction.

    4. Pretextual theory and neosemioticist cultural theory

    “Culture is fundamentally dead,” says Lacan; however, according to Cameron[5] , it is not so much culture that is fundamentally dead, but rather the economy, and some would say the fatal flaw, of culture. Therefore, Lacan uses the term ‘neosemioticist cultural theory’ to denote a mythopoetical paradox. Pretextual theory holds that consciousness is unattainable, but only if Baudrillard’s essay on neosemioticist cultural theory is invalid.

    If one examines pretextual theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept submodern rationalism or conclude that culture may be used to entrench capitalism. Thus, many theories concerning neosemioticist cultural theory may be revealed. The characteristic theme of la Tournier’s[6] analysis of pretextual theory is the role of the writer as participant.

    “Sexual identity is part of the fatal flaw of consciousness,” says Sontag; however, according to d’Erlette[7] , it is not so much sexual identity that is part of the fatal flaw of consciousness, but rather the meaninglessness, and hence the dialectic, of sexual identity. In a sense, Baudrillard promotes the use of neosemioticist cultural theory to read class. The subject is contextualised into a pretextual theory that includes reality as a reality.

    The primary theme of the works of Tarantino is the rubicon, and subsequent dialectic, of dialectic sexual identity. Thus, the premise of Sontagist camp implies that context must come from communication. The figure/ground distinction prevalent in Tarantino’s Four Rooms emerges again in Jackie Brown, although in a more self-referential sense.

    “Narrativity is intrinsically used in the service of class divisions,” says Lyotard; however, according to Abian[8] , it is not so much narrativity that is intrinsically used in the service of class divisions, but rather the rubicon, and thus the stasis, of narrativity. However, Marx uses the term ‘neosemioticist cultural theory’ to denote the role of the reader as writer. Lyotard’s critique of pretextual theory states that the law is part of the meaninglessness of culture.

    The main theme of Werther’s[9] essay on submodern rationalism is not theory, but pretheory. In a sense, the characteristic theme of the works of Eco is the genre, and some would say the dialectic, of subcapitalist sexual identity. Baudrillard uses the term ‘pretextual theory’ to denote a mythopoetical paradox.

    But Lyotard suggests the use of the constructive paradigm of discourse to deconstruct hierarchy. The main theme of Dahmus’s[10] analysis of submodern rationalism is the common ground between narrativity and class.

    However, the subject is interpolated into a cultural desublimation that includes language as a reality. In The Island of the Day Before, Eco reiterates pretextual theory; in The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas he affirms pretextual nationalism.

    It could be said that the characteristic theme of the works of Eco is not construction, but postconstruction. Several theories concerning a self-justifying whole exist.

    However, if pretextual theory holds, we have to choose between materialist neocultural theory and dialectic narrative. Debord promotes the use of submodern rationalism to attack and analyse society.

    In a sense, Wilson[11] suggests that the works of Eco are postmodern. Bataille uses the term ‘posttextual modern theory’ to denote the defining characteristic, and subsequent genre, of prestructuralist sexual identity.

    Thus, many materialisms concerning submodern rationalism may be discovered. Pretextual theory holds that reality comes from the masses, but only if narrativity is interchangeable with art; otherwise, Foucault’s model of Lacanist obscurity is one of “dialectic deappropriation”, and therefore fundamentally impossible.

    However, any number of semanticisms concerning the bridge between society and class exist. Derrida suggests the use of pretextual theory to challenge sexism.

    5. Eco and subtextual nihilism

    “Consciousness is meaningless,” says Lyotard. In a sense, the subject is contextualised into a pretextual theory that includes culture as a reality. The example of dialectic discourse which is a central theme of Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum is also evident in The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas.

    In the works of Eco, a predominant concept is the distinction between masculine and feminine. But if submodern rationalism holds, we have to choose between neoconceptualist appropriation and cultural nationalism. In The Island of the Day Before, Eco deconstructs pretextual theory; in The Limits of Interpretation (Advances in Semiotics), however, he reiterates neosemioticist cultural theory.

    Therefore, Foucault promotes the use of pretextual theory to modify sexual identity. The main theme of Hubbard’s[12] critique of pretextual narrative is a mythopoetical totality.

    Thus, the subject is interpolated into a submodern rationalism that includes consciousness as a paradox. Foucault suggests the use of pretextual theory to deconstruct the status quo.

    It could be said that Hamburger[13] states that we have to choose between dialectic neocapitalist theory and modernist materialism. The subject is contextualised into a neosemioticist cultural theory that includes language as a totality.

    6. Consensuses of absurdity

    “Truth is intrinsically a legal fiction,” says Debord; however, according to Tilton[14] , it is not so much truth that is intrinsically a legal fiction, but rather the rubicon, and eventually the defining characteristic, of truth. Thus, the primary theme of the works of Fellini is the common ground between sexual identity and culture. Marx’s essay on capitalist neosemiotic theory suggests that class has intrinsic meaning.

    But Foucault promotes the use of submodern rationalism to analyse and modify language. Bataille uses the term ‘pretextual theory’ to denote the role of the participant as observer.

    Thus, if textual deconstruction holds, we have to choose between pretextual theory and the subcultural paradigm of context. The subject is interpolated into a structuralist socialism that includes reality as a whole.

    Therefore, Debord suggests the use of pretextual theory to attack outdated perceptions of sexual identity. Derrida uses the term ‘submodern rationalism’ to denote the difference between truth and society.

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    2. la Tournier, L. (1987) The Circular Sky: Neotextual discourse, pretextual theory and libertarianism. And/Or Press

    3. von Ludwig, F. C. B. ed. (1998) Submodern rationalism and pretextual theory. University of Georgia Press

    4. Bailey, I. K. (1973) The Consensus of Meaninglessness: Pretextual theory and submodern rationalism. O’Reilly & Associates

    5. Cameron, L. I. Y. ed. (1998) Libertarianism, pretextual theory and Sartreist absurdity. Loompanics

    6. la Tournier, H. L. (1975) The Stasis of Society: Pretextual theory in the works of Stone. Cambridge University Press

    7. d’Erlette, Q. Y. Z. ed. (1990) Pretextual theory, libertarianism and poststructural discourse. Oxford University Press

    8. Abian, Q. (1979) Narratives of Futility: Pretextual theory in the works of Koons. Schlangekraft

    9. Werther, K. G. ed. (1992) Pretextual theory in the works of Eco. And/Or Press

    10. Dahmus, R. (1977) The Burning Door: Neocapitalist narrative, libertarianism and pretextual theory. Harvard University Press

    11. Wilson, D. V. ed. (1996) Pretextual theory in the works of Eco. Schlangekraft

    12. Hubbard, U. F. V. (1983) The Fatal flaw of Society: Submodern rationalism and pretextual theory. Cambridge University Press

    13. Hamburger, I. ed. (1974) Pretextual theory, Derridaist reading and libertarianism. University of Massachusetts Press

    14. Tilton, V. O. M. (1996) Subsemantic Discourses: Submodern rationalism in the works of Fellini. Schlangekraft

  48. blf says

    One must not overlook the importance of Quantumn Tomatoes™ in the perennial quantum soup.

    Only if you make it “Manhattan” style. Proper Quantum Soup uses MUSHROOMS! Lots of MUSHROOMS! And if made with the proper MUSHROOMS! the Nu Pharyngula Era begins to make some sense. In a quantum way. (May contain magnets.)

  49. otrame says

    UnknownEric the Apostate @6

    PLEASE don’t point that thing at any chickens. It isn’t pretty when they blow.

    _____________________________

    That scene is, in my opinion, the absolute epitome of the Doctor. In that scene he is boiled down to his essence.

  50. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    Search vision is traveling with him.

    Well, of course, since when you travel alone, you travel with Hitler.

  51. hackerguitar says

    I sense Quantum Cephalopods self-actualizing profound change in resonant crystal structures!

    Woo! [in very large doses]

  52. opposablethumbs says

    knowknot @ 71

    The best lack quantum diction, while the worst
    Are full of internet publicity.

    :-D yours even scans! As well as actually … being oddly true … :-\

  53. Crimson Clupeidae says

    Giliel@20: I think you mean snining…. ;-)

    Janice@40: Can I send you my address for some cookies too?

  54. Kevin Kehres says

    @89….the citations are a nice touch. Perhaps the quantum woo generator needs to be upgraded.

    Nothing says “authority” like a list of citations.

  55. blf says

    That episode (Blink) is full of great one-liners, as well as an new monster.

    People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect… but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly…. timey-wimey…. stuff.

    The angels have the phone box.

    Sorry, I’ve got a bit of a complex life. Things don’t always happen to me in quite the right order. Gets a bit confusing at times. Especially weddings. I’m rubbish at weddings. Especially my own.

    Okay, let me get my head around this. You’re reading aloud from a transcript of a conversation you’re still having?

    You live in Scooby-Doo’s house.

  56. knowknot says

    Anything that causes “The Second Coming” and “Jabberwocky” to appear simultaneously is… disturbing.
    So disturbing that, well… I’m sorry, but…
     
    With gyre and gimble in the widening wabe,
    The falcon outgrabe in the slithy toves;
    Things fall all mimsy; the centre cannot hold;
    Mome raths are loosed upon the borogroves,
    The Jabberwock is loosed, and everywhere
    The jaws of innocence are shunned;
    The Jubjub lacks conviction, while the worst
    Are full of frumious bandersnatch.
    Surely the vorpal sword is at hand;
    Surely the manxome foe is at hand.
    The Jabberwock! Hardly those words out
    When vast eyes eyes of flame from uffish thought
    Trouble my sight: whiffling through the tulgey wood.
     
    A shape with lion body burbled as it came,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs; One two! One two!
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
     
    Left dead, the darkness drops again; but now I know
    That frabjous joy and galumphing sleep
    were vexed to chortle in a rocking cradle,
    And what brillig beast, its hour come round at last,
    Gimbles towards the mome raths to be born?

  57. HargMarglin says

    Nature requires exploration.
    We heal, we exist, we are reborn. Consciousness consists of bio-electricity of quantum energy. “Quantum” means an evolving of the endless.
    By condensing, we self-actualize.

    How should you navigate this joyous dreamscape? Have you found your vision quest? If you have never experienced this rekindling of unfathomable proportions, it can be difficult to heal.

    You may be ruled by selfishness without realizing it. Do not let it obliterate the knowledge of your circuit. You must take a stand against ego. Bondage is born in the gap where stardust has been excluded.

    We are at a crossroads of flow and greed. Who are we? Where on the great story will we be guided? Our conversations with other entities have led to an awakening of hyper-amazing consciousness.

    Although you may not realize it, you are spatial.

    Through homeopathy, our third eyes are opened by complexity. You will soon be guided by a power deep within yourself — a power that is ethereal, authentic. As you believe, you will enter into infinite grace that transcends understanding.

    Eons from now, we dreamers will heal like never before as we are recreated by the dreamscape. We are being called to explore the cosmos itself as an interface between wellbeing and choice. The wellspring of love is now happening worldwide.

  58. Moggie says

    blf @100, how could you forget this one:

    Gotta dash, things happening. Well, four things. Well, four things and a lizard.

  59. John Horstman says

    Somebody finally found the New-Age Bullshit Generator! You’re, like, a week behind the curve, man.

  60. John Horstman says

    Also, I just want to say that the inclusion of “resonance cascade” made my day – that’s from Half-Life!

  61. woggler says

    Has Wayne Coyne quit the Flaming Lips? Is this a transcript of PZ’s audition tape?

  62. mikeyb says

    These musings are almost ready for Huffington Post or Salon. A few hundred pages and you can submit the manuscript to Oprah or Ellen. With any luck the proceeds will set you up for life. You can go on the scientific spirituality healing circuit tour with Deepak Chopra and Ray Kurzweil. Former atheist turned spiritual guru can have $$$ appeal. Just add you’ve become an MRA and we have a winner.

  63. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    I’m sure there’s a highly effective homeopathic cure for PZs’ possession…

    No possession is the cure for possession?

    Wait, why does that almost make sense?

  64. keresthanatos says

    Ohhhh Kayyyy…… Who slipped the DMT to PZ?????? come on fess up……..

  65. mikeyb says

    Me thinks this new religion is still lacking something – potent suggestive sexual metaphors!

  66. =8)-DX says

    This comments page looks like a sulky random quote-generator angrily mated with some drug-addled tiger space raptors inside of a dictionary of science terms, producing the following rather confused and explosive offspring.

    But the yellow table was nice. I really liked that touch.

  67. Sastra says

    I found that generator a week or so ago; it’s even better than the Deepak Chopra one.

    Seriously, this stuff reminds me of A Course in Miracles. It also sounds suspiciously like some of the inspirational books I used to look at back when I was Spiritual. You get out what you put in. It’s a deceptive draw for intelligent people because this is hard to translate but when you “do” it feels like you’ve found connections and insights.

    It’s a bit like cold reading in that respect. The real work isn’t in what is said: it’s all in the interpretation.

    brianpansky #104 wrote:

    Also, for the global minded, Thrive is the path for you.

    Ahhhhhh …. noooooooo! I watched that damn movie because one of my friends told us it was amazing and we had to see it so she showed the video at her house, dividing it into two halves and showing it on consecutive Wednesdays. It was a mess — beautiful cinematography and some legitimate interviews with genuine experts on topics like reducing crime in inner cities coupled with Crop Circles, Free Energy, Alternative Medicine, Space Aliens, a Theory of Everything, Conspiracy Theories, and economics. The banking fiasco of a few years back was explained by David Icke. Yes, that David Icke and it’s the only time I’ve seen him when he did NOT mention shape-shifting alien lizards from outer space.

    I’ve no idea why; it would have fit. Nor do I know why they thought yes, this is the guy who will explain economics.

    It was fascinating being the only person in the room who wasn’t impressed. Whenever anyone in the film would say something especially Spiritual or would rail against capitalism, GMOs, and/or allopathic medicine they would either nod their heads or actually sigh in delight or agreement. Not sure if that was genuine, a group signal, or done mostly for my benefit (The Token Skeptical Atheist.)

    I couldn’t resist. I went online later and spent about 8 hours reading the website, its links, various reviews, and a blog devoted to taking the entire movie apart in detail and ripping it into pieces. My report was cut abruptly short, though. Turns out she only showed Thrive to make us “think.”

    They loved it … but nobody else did any research. Which is funny given that it was a front for global warming denial and they’re all staunch environmentalists.

  68. theoreticalgrrrl says

    I posted one of those as my status on FB. It got one “like” so far.

  69. magistramarla says

    I realize that this was done by a woo-generator, but I still think that someone should tell Mary to check PZ’s temp or take the bottle away from him.

  70. flatlander100 says

    It all comes down to this in the end:

    Yesterday today was tomorrow, and tomorrow is another day.

  71. Hj Hornbeck says

    Link to what’s holding you wrote a power deep within and Sartreist absurdity. Loompanics 6.

    They loved it all nicely polished, I’m scared. But it matters, it … Or maybe… Is this is electricity again. Yes it is completely reionized. Thank you.

    In a crossroads of the term ‘neosemioticist cultural theory’ suggests the Pharyngula Wiki Social Justice and all.

    One must have you need to heal. You can destroy us, but more sense in theory when Physicists Study Consciousness…. by PZ is faith. “This is calling to attack outdated perceptions of consciousness,” says take freedom to this comment.

    Ohhhh Kayyyy…… Who are karmic. … … We are ethereal. Ah, that time to this and of wonder that someone who wasn’t impressed. Whenever anyone else find it homegrown or purchased?

    Pretextual theory to this comment I said, and poststructural discourse. However, Marx uses the website, its links, various reviews, and of the worst are full of deconstruction. In a cosmic vibrations of faith. Consciousness consists of guidance.

  72. rq says

    Thanks, all, now I have compassion all over my page (see blf @17).

    knowknot @101
    *thumbs up* Loved that, for some reason it sounds even creepier in your version…

    My stardust is actualising throughout this thread, leaving me more resonant with the rest of the quantum universe. Fun times for everyone!

  73. knowknot says

    @129 rq
     
    This stuff must be getting to me. I initially read your comment as “Thanks, now I have compassion all over my face.” Which I liked.
     
    Realized later that I screwed up a couple wee bits of the Slouching Jabberwock, but I’m gratified that you liked it. And re the “even spookier;” the mix of the apparently (or rarely, actually) meaningful and the cryptic has that effect… as in “I am the Walrus” or maybe “Come Together.” Also, there’s the effect Sastra mentions @121:

    …You get out what you put in. It’s a deceptive draw for intelligent people because this is hard to translate but when you “do” it feels like you’ve found connections and insights.

    Seems to me like the brain struggles to scan, and that struggle has a feel all its own, which can be evocative and interesting. But in the wild the stuff is dangerous, and again, as Sastra (I think) alluded, if it’s experienced passively as “deep” it can turn any mental processes in proximity to absolute mush.
     
    Kinda related: there’s an exercise in which you take nonsense like what is generated by some of the online poetic weirdness generators, grab all the bits that have some kind of “vibe,” and wrestle with them until they actually DO make sense. If you really work for meaning, the results can be surprising, and it seems to have a positive effect on verbal ability, if done diligently. There are also a bunch of variations of that sort of thing, mostly tending more crapwise, but still very useful for causing hilarity over beers.

  74. Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened says

    Thanks to Paul Burnett @#61, I now know where Twas Brillig get’s their ‘nym from :)

    Also, you know when someone logs on to your Facebook account and posts ridiculous stuff pretending to be you? People call it a “Frape”. I don’t like the word, but there you have it.

    What’s the blogging equivalent?

  75. Moggie says

    Sastra:

    You get out what you put in

    Like a sewer, as Tom Lehrer more or less said.

  76. Markita Lynda—threadrupt says

    I assumed that PZ was using the Deepak Chopra “thoughts” generator. This is a new one to me. It would be even more fun if one could enter a few seed terms that would be included one or more times.