Re: Manifest Science (was: RE: virus: Cow)

Joe E. Dees (
Fri, 28 May 1999 23:37:15 -0500

From:   (Brett Robertson)
Date sent:      	Fri, 28 May 1999 18:18:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        	Re: Manifest Science (was: RE: virus: Cow)
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> *Technology* is the use of "tools" to affect change. "Language" may be
> a *tool* for change. However, the worldview which creates the concepts
> by which the tools are developed is such that the tools themselves
> (cogs, wheels, wrenches) are merely the objective manifestations of the
> technology; thus, technology comes to imply a "way of doing" (or being)
> and ultimately "the way it is".
Language is used to communicate between the subjectiivities of two or more people, and as such facilitates intersubjective agreement concerning common or shared states of affairs; tools are used by one or more people on material (this can also include our bodies, as with weapons or surgical tools), to alter existing states of affairs. Language is tilted towards correlating perception and arranging cooperative action, and wide knowledge distribution, and technology toward expanding the horizons of both perception and action in the micro, macro and cosmic frames, and mass production.
> I disagree that freedom is "not" a technology. Freedom IS a driving
> force and specialization is one of its "products". Specialization
> itself seems a special case of technology (being a tool by which the
> technology of freedom manifests objective examples that accomplishes its
> "purpose"*).
It's still a concept which stands for a capacity. Next you'll be mauntasining that justice, love, sorrow, beauty and hatred are technologies.
> Thus, it appears that your idea of a (subjective?) "concept" and my idea
> of an (objective) *concept* are different (mine implying a natural
> arrangement of objects which define a force for change and yours,
> perhaps, being defined by agreement and compromise regarding this
> arrangement).
Ther is no such thing as "objective", strictly speaking; what we know is known by us through the portals of our perceptions, and is subject to their limits, which may be augmented by technology, but never supplanted by it.
> **purpose* implying merely that objects which describe a "concept"
> according to their natural organization are organized thus by these
> characteristics in a way that they also describe a force by which these
> characteristics are expressed in line with specifiable effects
You will never succeed in your sociopathic goal of consigning self- aware human beings to the status of objects, no matter how obfuscatorally you cloak your intent.
> Brett Lane Robertson
> Indiana, USA
> MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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