sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2013

In the Nursery: The Seventh Seal

Anybody seen a knight pass this way I saw him playing chess with Death yesterday His crusade was a search for God and they say It's been a along way to carry on Anybody hear of plague in this town The town I've left behind was burned to the ground A young girl on a stake her face framed in flames cried I'm not a witch God knows my name The knight he watched with fear He needed to know He ran where he might feel God's breath And in the misty church He knelt to confess The face within the booth was Mr. Death My life's a vain pursuit of meaningless smiles Why can't God touch me with a sign Perhaps there's no one there answered the booth And Death hid within his cloak and smiled This morning I played chess with Death said the knight We played that he might grant me time My bishop and my knight will shatter his flanks And still I might feel God's heart in mine And through confession's grille Death's laughter was heard The knight cried No you've cheated me! But still I'll find a way We'll meet once again and once again Continue to play They met within the woods the knight his squire and friends And Death said now the game shall end The final move was made The knight hung his head And said you've won I've nothing left to play The minstrel filled with visions sang to his love To look against the stormy sky The knight his squire and friends Their hands held as one Solemnly danced toward the dawn His hourglass in his hand his scythe by his side The master Death he leads them on The rain will wash away the tears from their faces And as the thunder cracked they were gone

original Scott Walker but i like this one better.

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domingo, 2 de junho de 2013

clarification: cause-effect, events and my definition

I wrote a bit about causality some months ago, and then half an hour ago i was reading about causality on the web. I realized that i was using a similar terminology with a different meaning.

I would like to clarify something. 

By event i mean what is commonly called the phenomenon
The event is what can be perceived, measured, studied, etc. 
We only deal with events, they are what make up reality. 

The event is never a cause or an effect: it is what happens when the process of causality occurs.
But the event/phenomenon always carries with it information from its generating cause.

The information in the event/phenomenon is temporary.
But the information that is delivered from the cause to the effect is permanent

To put it very unscientifically:

.The cause is the ultimate past.
.The event is the present.
.The effect is the ultimate future.

Maybe i should call the information of the causal process some kind of noumenon of the Kantian language. Except this information would not be static, it would ( fantastic!!!)* only exist in motion. And that motion would begin with the First Cause.

This First Cause is something like Chaos.

For this last 'chaos' part check this post here.

For the rest, click on the 'causality' tags, etc.

*edit major silliness!! am dritte juni.