Thursday 13 March 2008

The leaven of malice and wickedness.

My son has just told me that as part of a science experiment he has to write up the ethics of using yeast because it’s alive. I wonder does this mean that a true vegetarian should give up bread and alcoholic drinks. I wonder does yeast have a consciousness is it thinking oh no not the oven when I wanted to drown in alcohol? Of course the real question here is what is the lowest level of consciousness where one should have a sense of moral responsibility for the use of a living thing?

Wednesday 12 March 2008

I think therefore I’m confused

I thought with so many blogs going members only that perhaps I ought to separate some of my more outlandish posting to somewhere where I can turn it off if things get out of hand without depriving people of a local history resource, so here it is.

Ones bloging persona is inclined to take on a life of its own something akin to the characters in the book Sophie’s World,

In that world the characters discovered that they themselves were not real in the sense that they perceived reality, so some of them decided that were not accountable and therefore there was no longer any need for morality. In the cyber world, perhaps in the same way, one makes ones own reality or perhaps more accurately one makes oneself real. It could be argued that there ones cyberself’s realness is a function of ones own accountability, the yawing trap is to consider ones cyber reality to be a function of ones conventional reality. Or how does the cyberself act when it discovers that its cyber reality like Sophie’s is written by someone else i.e. ourselves. He typed therefore I am.

In Sophie’s word what was written in other books is of course just paper and ink so we can all breathe a sigh of relief, the internet however is very much a large living being.