[FRIAM] looking for a word

Barry MacKichan barry.mackichan at mackichan.com
Fri Aug 17 18:52:33 EDT 2018

Clusterf**k ?

Oops, sorry, I was thinking of Trump. Also it’s after 5 on a Friday 
here on the east coast.


On 17 Aug 2018, at 18:42, uǝlƃ ☣ wrote:

> Bah!  If you are, as I am, a post-modernist, explanatory power reduces 
> to evocative power.  Whatever I can do to evoke a predictable response 
> in the audience is adequate.  Although I count myself a fan of 
> Wittgenstein's STFU approach, I can't deny the power of those who just 
> never STFU. (Witness the interminable chants at the various pro-this, 
> anti-that rallies.)  It's a kind of hypnosis ... a droning on and on 
> until you win over your audience with tone and rhythm more so than 
> content.
> But w.r.t. Zweigneiderlassung, I'm currently enthralled with McShea 
> and Brandon's concept of the ZFEL and "pure complexity", which (in my 
> ignorance) disallows reliance on "branching" as a core concept.  
> Simple counting seems more appropriate, especially since that makes 
> sense to most people.  I admit that McShea and Brandon seem to be 
> relying fundamentally on some implicit spatial sense.  But perhaps 
> that's OK in this context?
> On 08/17/2018 03:21 PM, Robert Holmes wrote:
>> I always call it the Zweigneiderlassung.
>> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 4:14 PM Frank Wimberly <wimberly3 at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> The explanatory power of all words is limited.  See Wittgenstein.  
>>> Wovon
>>> Mann nicht sprechen kann daruber muss Mann schweigen.
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