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[Apr. 19th, 2006|09:32 pm]

I was reading this episode of Jeffrey Rowland's webcomic "Overcompensating" which led me down a dark, deep hole towards the wonderland of wikipedia. I read, in order of link-traversal, about: Machine Elves, Shiva, Yoga, Kundalini, the Zen master Hakuin, the Odic force (linked from Kundalini), the idea of Protoscience, in particular General Semantics, which I hear Martin Gardner thinks is crap, and I'm kind of curious why, because it seems GS has some fine cautionary (rather Wittgensteinian-sounding) things to say about getting confused by the use of language.

[User Picture]From: robots_suck
2006-04-20 02:24 am (UTC)
I never saw any freakin' elves. Now I feel cheated.
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[User Picture]From: jesseb
2006-04-20 09:45 am (UTC)
hi, I don't know you, but came across you through ywong.

When I saw Kundalini, I thought I was going to see something about a kiss on the anus (not that I'm into that or anything) from Eco's Foucault's Pendulum. But there's no mention of it in the wikipedia article.
What gives?
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From: demoness101
2006-04-27 08:25 pm (UTC)
I <3 Gardner.

He wrote "The annotated alice" which is wonderful.
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