Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ecce homo

The main motivation of a philosopher for writing her thoughts and ideas should, I believe, be this – so that someone may disagree with it. For a philosopher may exert all the efforts of her mind to doubt her thoughts and to see her most subtle and deep-seated prejudices in an objective light, the fact stands that there will always be biases and predispositions that only another thinking mind will see. As such, it is the duty of every person who thinks, who mulls over, who ponders, and especially of those who claim to worship doubt, to submit their thoughts to the careful scrutiny of others.

The above thoughts and the others that will follow, I submit to your scrutiny, dear reader. “Judge, that you may be judged,” said the philosopher Walter Kaufmann. So here I stand under the microscope, ready to be examined. Here I stand in front of the jury, ready to be judged. Ecce homo.


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Pecier Carpena Decierdo is a male specimen of the primate species homo sapiens. According to Pecier, one of his main goals in life is the justification of his species’ name. Close proximity to his most preferred carbon based life form, Rose Anne, causes Pecier’s brain to become saturated with phenylalanine, and being with the said Rose Anne is also known to bring about attacks of involuntary spasms called “laughter” in Pecier. Aside from Rose Anne, the subjects “philosophy”, “science” and “literature” are some of the other things that fire up his libido. He has so far survived twenty-two roundtrips aboard his home planet and he has no intentions of quitting soon.

Venerable Verses

The cloud-clapp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind: we are stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

-William Shakespeare, The Tempest-

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