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P1: Aristotle claims that Orpheus never existed                                                                                       

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P2: There is a place on Saturn’s southern hemisphere called Xanadu                                     

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P3: The most skilled mediums on Earth might already have discovered life on Mars. Nevertheless, Curiosity still celebrated its first birthday by singing to itself, alone on the red planet.

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P4: Scientists have long believed that woodpeckers had a built in biological shock-absorber in their heads. But today, our Scientists know that this is false. In other words, scientists claim that truth can transform itself into belief. Despite this, scientists never think whilst happy: ’I know that I am happy today, so I must have falsely believed that I was sad yesterday’.

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Presume that this happens in the suburbs of Thalarion

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Imagine a baker, prepating a pizza. Imagine how this baker tosses the dough, and how the centrifugal force shapes the round lump into a flat pizza base. Now, If we consider the distance between to grains of salt suspended in the dough as it spins in the air, we understand that no new dough will form in the expanding space between them, only distance.

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P5: Logic is a subset of sensual figuration

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P6: It is never stillness that burns, only sun. 

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P7: Your words had me thinking of an artist who said that there is no place for identity, only sky. I feel free, you said, as you pointed at a bird surfing on a cool wind.

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P8: When mum woke up that morning it sounded as if all the birds were singing

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Imagine a caveman as he successfully peels an orange in one piece, for the very first time. Understand that he might be surprised, and not particularly fond of the idea to treat this creation as if it was a mere peel.

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P9: My smartphone can remind me of Andromeda’s position in the night sky, but that information would contain the reminiscence of a loved one who enlightened me about the galaxy’s position by pointing, and not only the information in-itself.

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P10: It is - as for now - a lie that ’the quantum melon society’ exists, even though hundreds of rotten watermelons where discovered outside Jönköping in August 2020.

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Presume that we went on a car trip to the beach We had brought sandwiches wrapped in waxed paper and the cheese had almost melted due to the heat. We parked in a shadow that had moved by the time we got back. Can you sense how the car smell like an “old” car, despite being younger than us?

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The dilemma: is it plausible to consider a cocktail-sword to be an actual sword if we would regard (1) the length of its blade in comparison to that of a cocktail-dagger (if such a thing exists), (2) its capacity to pierce a cherry and (3) its ability to inflict harm? Is it - in addition – plausible to consider a sword to be an actual cocktail-sword if it happened to decorate an unusually large cocktail?

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P11: All the raindrops that has ever fallen on earth, fell towards the ground. Still, it is not impossible to imagine how the sea would suddenly start to rain towards space.

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P12: Inspiration is a vivid sense of belonging to the present in which certain phenomena randomly appear, whilst nostalgia is a vivid sense of belonging to that same moment, but after additional experiences unexpectedly spell out the randomness associated with the phenomena for us.

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gustaf lilliestierna - the geometry of metaphysics

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