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"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

10/27/2008 (9:43 am)

Couldn't Resist, Sorry

I know this is a bit highbrow, but I’m just tickled by the thought: if I am because I think, what happens if I stop thinking?

For those of you who are not students of philosophy, “Cartesian” refers to the philosophy of Rene Descartes, who famously kicked off Rationalism as a system of thought with the dictum, “I think, therefore I am.”

Image from the folks at mathematicianspictures.com, who have quite a few other highbrow quips on mugs and t-shirts. I guess they’re committed to giving geeks a better look.

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4 Comments »

October 27, 2008 @ 12:40 pm #

[...] Couldn’t Resist, Sorry good will [...]

October 27, 2008 @ 5:09 pm #

Heh, thanks. I needed a laugh (that and some deep cleansing breaths) considering the last few posts and news of late…

Related: Have you seen This Savage Chickens?

http://www.savagechickens.com/2008/10/amazing.html

October 27, 2008 @ 7:21 pm #

Rene Descartes went into his favorite bar and the bar tender asked, “would you like your usual drink, Monsieur Descartes? ” Descartes replied “I think not” and promptly disappeared.

October 28, 2008 @ 2:38 am #

Nick,

Old joke, that. Back in the late 80s, my .sig on my email transmissions read as follows:

Cogito, ergo spud.
I think, therefore I yam.

…and I believe I stole it from another USENET post.

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