About TheMadFool

About Favorite form of mental activity: Wishful Thinking

Favorite form of physical activity: Jumping To Conclusions

Favorite food: Red Herring

Favorite drink: Kool Aid

Favorite book: A Record Of The Statesmanship And Political Achievements Of Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, Regular Democratic Nominee For President Of The United States (1880)

Favorite color: I'm Thinking...Black & White

Favorite number: 1.61803398875...[proportio divina]

Favorite paradox: Bhartṛhari Paradox aka The Liar Paradox

Favorite flag: White Flag (Of Surrender, Unconditional Surrender)

Favorite fallacy: Fallacy fallacy
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Favourite philosophers Parmenides (Nothing), Zeno Of Elea (Paradox), Pyrrho Of Elis (Skepticism), Agrippa The Skeptic, Protagoras (Dilemma) , Nāgārjuna (Tetralemma), Lao Tzu (Taoism), Zhuangzi (Simulation), Anaximander (Infinity), Brahmagupta (Zero)
Favourite quotations "Eppur si muove" - Galileo Galilei

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away" - Philip K. Dick

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone" - Blaise Pascal

"It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence" - W. K. Clifford [Clifford's Principle]

"When are you from?" - Sarah Connor

"Your Manuscript Is Good and Original, But What is Original Is Not Good; What Is Good Is Not Original" - Dr. Samuel Johnson

"I know that I know nothing" - Socrates

"If you're certain, you're most certainly wrong" - Bertrand Russell

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present" - Master Oogway

"Heraclitus wept as Democritus laughed. Life is, after all, a cruel joke" - X

"Certum est, quia impossibile" - Tertullian

"Credo quia absurdum" - Tertullian

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" - Carl Sagan

"Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned."— Ibn Sina

"Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know." - Lao Tzu

"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." - Blaise Pascal (Irrationalism)

"There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide" - Albert Camus

"A man's maturity is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies, and his rule commences" - Søren Kierkegaard

Wir müssen wissen. Wir werden wissen" - Davild Hilbert

"Too mathematical for musicians and too musical for mathematicians" - Anon (on Leonhard Euler's Tentamen novae theorae musicae)

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them." - Dion Boucicault

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." - H. L. Mencken

"A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason." - J. P. Morgan

"Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." - Zhuangzi

"Sarvam mithyā bravīmi" - Bhartṛhari

"From inability to let well alone, from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old, from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art and cleverness before common sense, from treating patients as cases and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, good Lord deliver us." - Sir Robert Hutchison

"As I shared with my professors years ago when I was in college, if all the evidence in the universe turns against creationism, I would be the first to admit it, but I would still be a creationist because that is what the Word of God seems to indicate." - Kurt Patrick Wise

"Ex nihilo nihil fit" - Parmenides