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There was a young man who said, "God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there's no one about in the Quad."

"Dear Sir: Your astonishment's odd:
I am always about in the Quad.
And that's why the tree
Continues to be,
Since observed by, Yours faithfully, God."

plato

Mar. 13th, 2008 11:46 pm
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i am reading plato. it is so beautiful it hurts.
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Student #1: So I rewrote Berkeley's work so that he wouldn't have to rely on God, but on consensus!

Student #2: Well, Hume's point of view makes it more exciting! It's like you get a spiritual kick out of lighting a candle because you're not certain that it won't turn into a bottle of water!

o.O
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Student: *punches other student's shoulder*
Teacher: I didn't expect you to hit her THAT hard! Do it again.
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me: Eat your corn.
John: *sulks and eats corn sulkily*
me: *somehow gets off onto a monologue about the 1950s that concludes with "But they really weren't all that bad"*
John: You're right.
me: *looks surprised*
John: They're better than they used to be.
me: ...Quite.

me: *meanders up to John and looks angry*
John: *looks wary*
me: BRITISH EMPIRICISTS!
John: What?
me: they were bad.
John: Yes. They tried to purify the church.
me: GEORGE BER--wha?
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me: *comes into room and Rachel is hiding under the table* What are you doing?
Rachel: Hiding. Because the fan is on and people are being mean.
me: Okay. *sits down*

*Time goes by, during which various people, who seem to not understand why she went under there to begin with, continue taunting her*

Michael: *arrives* Wait, why is Rachel under the table?
Arthur: Because she's hiding in her Platonic cave of ignorance!
Rachel: *annoyed*


Arthur/Michael: *decide to get under tables in protest of Aristotle, though not Andy Hammond*
Arthur: ARISTOTLE IS A WANKER.
Michael: *similar sentiments*
Berk: *is annoyed* Get out from under the tables.
Michael: Well, I guess we can protest against Aristotle by being out of the cave of ignorance.
Arthur/Michael: *get out from under their table*
Berk: You too, Rachel.
Rachel: Why? There's no...point.

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