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Perceived Interpretation

February 11, 2017

“The Nobel Prize in mathematics was awarded to a California professor who has discovered a new number!

The number is bleen, which he claims belongs between 6 and 7.”

George Carlin

The power of perceived interpretation.

2 + 2 = 5.   Or as it is, ?  2 + 2 = 4

Why 10 ? Why now?  There used to be only 9 numerals.

0 didn’t exist.  Yet because it is here now, we accept it as if it always has been.

Same goes for letters, there used to be only 20 / twenty.

Now, there are 26. Did it stop, because too many keyboards would have to be revamped?

Or the retooling of keyboard makers would be cost prohibitive?

This goes nowhere,  but makes me curious, as to whether or not creativity is stymied due to (in the English language) there are only 26 letters. Or only 10 numerals in use.

This contemplation all started with Kellyanne Conway’s “Alternative Facts”.  Subsequently prompting sales of “George Orwell’s “1984” to reach #1.

Likewise,  (not sure if it is a little tongue in cheek).  Yet, there are people who believe that the earth is flat.

With that then, who or what group, becomes the arbiter of what is “real” and what is “fake”?

Back to “1984” the technology was only as such, that reprints of newspapers would be destroyed and reprinted to “alter” reality. Now, with nothing in print, it is going to be harder to have “proof” as to what has happened.

Same goes for time. You would think, that different countries with different languages in different geographies might do something different to track “time”.

It is based on the sexagesimal system.  Which like the alphabet or numerical system used, is made up, yet seems to be, what we collectively “agree” to.

“Chicago” chorus

Does anybody really know what time it is?

I don’t

Does anybody really care, care

If so I can’t imagine why

about time

We’ve all got time enough to cry

Cry,  cry for the man with the eggshell fragile ego.  The deeply imbedded narcissism, blatant disregard for half the planet’s population and then some.

Surrounded by too many “yes” men, for too long, deluding himself to thinking that everything gets accomplished with a  command or in this case “executive orders”.

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