Sunday, November 08, 2009

COTD: Framing The Memory Hole

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The history of science is the story of ever expanding frames of reference, often in mathematics. For Euclid, two parallel lines were parallel forever. After Riemann assumed that they might meet eventually, Einstein adopted the assumption, leading to a curved universe.

For Capitalists, the frame of reference is prosperity; for Socialists, it is justice.

All intractable arguments can be traced to incompatible frames of reference.

Metaphysical discussions are necessarily conducted in hypothetical frames of reference. Post-modernists attempt to preempt these frames of reference by rewriting history