What is the Meaning of Meaning?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MEANING? “He’s got no faloorum, fol-diddle-dol-day Maids when you’re young, never wed an old man” Meaning is like faloorum. Life has no meaning, old men no faloorum. Fol-diddle-dol-doorum. He's lacking in meaning fol-diddle-dol-day. He's got no faloorum, he's meaningless too-rum, Maids when you're young never ask an old man. ♪ If there’s no meaning no meaning has meaning. ♪ So all is fine because life has no meaning and nothing has meaning, not meaning itself. It’s no loss for life to be lacking in something that has no meaning when lack of a meaning is the lack of a nothing, by definition, and the lack of a nothing is no lack at all.
Photo: Billboards apparently advertising Day of the Flying Leaves and New Short Stories 12
“The Mask of Love” illusion
Motion Aftereffect Illusion: The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh (1889) is currently in the the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ref. Wikipedia
The Stepping Feet Illusion
The Giant of 42nd Street
Visit The Guardian to see in high resolution and read a report about this.
UFO over London?
Old model UFOs
This must surely be what happens when picking blackberries. You see the best ones first, then after you take those, others appear “out of nowhere”. There are spots at all the junctions in the image but “your brain won’t let you see them all at once”. This could be an advantage when many other hands are competing for the best fruit, allowing you to home in on one you’ve identified.
Other ideas I’ve had about evolutionary traits. I don’t know if they are common knowledge anyway:
- The horrible feeling of scratching your nails on a blackboard, which sets your teeth on edge, must be a protection against damaging your teeth or nails on stones when biting or scratching in the ground for food.
- The hypnic jerk (“sleep start”) just before falling asleep, forces you to check that you are not in a position to fall out of bed, or – way back – to fall out of the branches of a tree in which you are nesting.
- The eyelids are the first part to become paralysed on beginning to fall asleep. Could this be to firmly establish shade and so get on with essential sleep?
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