December 4th, 2010

poseidon

An Empire of Reason

For further perusal when I have time and more awakeness. Noah Webster's An Examination into the leading principles of the Federal Constitution proposed by the late Convention held at Philadelphia.

"In the formation of our constitution, the wisdom of all ages is collected—the legislators of antiquity are consulted—as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. In short, it is an empire of reason."

[anent a thesis that recently appeared on the Christian forum - 'The short answer is that Christianity IS the basis of a republican form of Government.']
feynman

On With The Story, by John Barth

I am writing about writing about writing. It is possible that "I" am not me, but merely a character who is writing this writing about writing. Quantum mechanics is also likely involved.
This writing about writing about writing that I am writing is very meta, very pomo, and not very good, as is the writing about which this writing is writing. And the same goes for the writing contained within it ("it" being either this writing, or the writing of which it is writing).