Re: Wertheim on extropians

Robert Owen (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:26:09 -0400

Damien Broderick wrote:

> `Ineffable' varies with standpoint, of course. Draw two lines diverging
> from a single point. Run another line across them. Suddenly an ineffable
> boundedness has come into existence inside the resulting triangle. Oh no!
> Where did it come from? Why does it go when I erase one of the lines? Effed
> if I know.

                                     ~ 11 ~

                   Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
                It is the center void that makes it useful.
                        Shape clay into a vessel;
               It is the space within that makes it useful.
                   Cut doors and windows for a room;
                 It is the void which make them useful.
                Some benefit comes from what is there,
                  But real usefulness from what is not.

                                         - Tao Te Ching

Ask a small child: "What happens to your lap when you stand up?"

Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA