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InvisibleSclorch
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The Ivory Tower
    #2261324 - 01/21/04 11:49 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

We've all been up there at one point or another. This purity is a trap. It leads us to ignore that which falls beyond its grand doors. Though we seem to touch everything and our view of the world is greater than those stumbling through the swamps, we're useless until we come down from our posts and soil our silk slippers.

Yes, the muck is where it's at! You wouldn't think so - being so used to the clean truths of the tower, but it's all about the dirt. The dirt is ALIVE. Until you feel it under your fingernails, oozing through your toes, and mixing with your sweat to form a sticky layer that coats your body... yes, until you know all THAT, all your musings, thoughts, ideas, theories, and ponderings are useless.

Truth is a worn sole (pun intended). Fact is scar on your brain. Reality is a machine lubed with elbow grease.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261354 - 01/22/04 12:03 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I have the sudden impulse to be a farmer..


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261358 - 01/22/04 12:05 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I shall again stick my head in hole and watch the worms crawl out of their burrows, and then I'll eat them, mmm worms. Maybe not night crawlers they have those raspy undersides, I'll stick to red worms.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: falcon]
    #2261363 - 01/22/04 12:08 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Thats pretty masculine of you, falcon.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261367 - 01/22/04 12:09 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

but but but.. it makes me feel important to dispense Truth and Meaning from on high.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: psyka]
    #2261385 - 01/22/04 12:16 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Aw shucks, kicking dirt with bare feet.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261507 - 01/22/04 12:58 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Well, I agree with you, I think.

Um, I know what I think I mean when I think of the phrase "ivory tower". Do you want to post what you mean by "ivory tower"?


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InvisibleSclorch
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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Frog]
    #2261646 - 01/22/04 02:00 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Here's a little on the Ivory Tower:
http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/8/8-455.html

Anyone who has read a decent amount of philosophy should be quite familiar with the term. The link hits on the connotations that are left out of most of the definitons I've found.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261735 - 01/22/04 02:36 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

...but it's all about the dirt. The dirt is ALIVE. Until you feel it under your fingernails, oozing through your toes, and mixing with your sweat to form a sticky layer that coats your body...

Sounds like you have watched Christina Aguilera's "I Wanna Get Dirty" video one too many times. A girlfriend might help...  :shiftyeyes:


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261744 - 01/22/04 02:42 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

the human experience
And the universal experience (what is happening everywhere and nowhere and every which way, multidimensional, completely encapsulating it all, you get the point)

I have no experiences (in memory) that werent from the human perspective
but now i'm confusing myself
so im gonna read that link


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2261962 - 01/22/04 04:29 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

The ivory-tower myth-that the academic world constitutes a sheltered, privileged, and self-contained culture of its own-contains much truth. Its peculiar dynamics help explain some of the wackier ideas that nevertheless gain cultural currency.




www.worldmag.com/world/issue/10-09-99/cultural_1.asp

I would agree with you, Sclorch. It's easy to issue edicts and laws if you haven't gotten your hands dirty.


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The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.  -Teilard


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2262459 - 01/22/04 11:54 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Very good Sclorch. :thumbup:


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2262518 - 01/22/04 12:24 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2262556 - 01/22/04 12:47 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I'll some you some of the dirt that is in my back yard for $30. What do you say?


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Droz]
    #2263266 - 01/22/04 06:17 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

How did "some" all of a sudden become a verb?


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2263279 - 01/22/04 06:21 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It became one all of a somen...


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2263291 - 01/22/04 06:26 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

is that new magic cards, or old magic cards? I dont remember that one!

The Man will not step down from his white tower, therefore, you must destroy it! O wait, it isnt there... is it?


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2263308 - 01/22/04 06:32 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)



Quote:

How did "some" all of a sudden become a verb?





I'll sell you some of the dirt that is in my back yard for $30. What do you say?

it was a tepo.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Sclorch]
    #2263313 - 01/22/04 06:35 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

This post reminds me of something... Are you a fan of female mud wrestling? Because, you can talk about it, watch films, read about it, etc., but until you get in the ring and take part in it, you haven't got a clue of what it's really like.


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: The Ivory Tower [Re: Evolving]
    #2263404 - 01/22/04 07:10 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You know, there isn't any place around here that regularly hosts female mud wrestling. I think the strip clubs somehow trump the need for such things.

I'd probably watch female mud wrestling (I wouldn't seek it out though), but I don't think I'd get in the mud ring. My fight or flight mechanism has a hair trigger - a wild punch to the side of my head and I just might find that I've accidentally cracked some poor woman in face. I don't like to play fight with people I don't know well.


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