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  • Creative speakers were once few and far between, but people are getting smarter, and the lessons once learned by poets are now common fare for professional lecturers.
    - -Nathan Coppedge, August 2015.
  • Creativity still holds some cachet, until paradise takes over!
    - -Nathan Coppedge, via Quora, August 2015.
  • Should life be challenging? If it should, then most people go crazy, or they think challenges are rational. I personally don't think challenges are rational, so I have no choice but to go crazy if I think life should be challenging.
    - -Nathan Coppedge, via Quora, August 2015.
  • '(1) The life that is incomplete and translated. (2) The life that is complete and translated. (3) The life that is incomplete and translated. (4) The life that is incomplete and untranslated. Depending on your sense of meaning, you can develop a sense of motivation for one of these 'worlds'! So, what is folly, really, if you don't want to finish, and complexity is a virtue cause there's nothing else out there? Apparently, life is about infinity, and we can live as long as we let life be...'
    - -Nathan Coppedge, via Quora, August 2015.
  • The first dimension of time is death. The second dimension is change. The third dimension is permanence... the fourth dimension is Booleanism... Time becomes meaningless in the infinite dimensions. This is why time may be considered a variable of metaphysics.
    - -Nathan Coppedge, August 2015. Included in The Spiritual Writings.
  • 'You might say, by definition 'real rogues are those in power'. But that doesn't mean they aren't good at what they do. They're the people who are qualified to lead the world. If there is ever a revolution, new rogues will take their place. So, oftentimes, revolution is useless, because the people already in power are more experienced. Political justice is always about basic liberties, and that's it. Otherwise it's about the meaning of life or something.'
    - -Nathan Coppedge, August 2015.
  • 'SOUL: 1. Not selling the soul.2. Not losing consciousness.3. Applying the mind.4. Selection of the best qualities of a given thing or event.5. Physical defense. BODY: 6. Avoiding harm. (Wisdom.) 7. Not stretching thin. (Prudence.) 8. Not losing limbs. (Avoiding strangeness.) 9. Not tempted by sickness. (Avoiding death.) 10. Not conflicted. (Taming madness.) So far, I have not really learned how to protect the mind, except by being perfect and complex! '
    - -Nathan Coppedge, Nathan's Total Defense, August 2015, The Dimensional Defense Toolkit.
  • 'An important distinction arises in the discussion of exceptional applications, namely, the distinction between creative and ethical acts. The distinction is that one (creativity) has a material impetus, while ethics has an abstract impetus. If we accept this distinction, we can observe that ethical problems emerge because of material solutions, and creative problems emerge because of abstract problems. In this way, ethics and creativity are as diametrically opposed (and paradoxically, just as related) as the material and the abstract, and just as diametrically opposed and as related as problems and solutions. If the terms ‘ethical' and ‘creative' are exclusive in the same manner as the material and the abstract, which is in turn exclusive in the same manner as a problem and a solution, then the conclusion is that (speaking coherently) , every problem has a pragmatic solution, so therefore, everything ethical has a solution in creative practicality, and everything creative has a solution in practical ethics.'
    - -Nathan Coppedge, cut from a paper on Enlightenment philosophy (Sept 2015) .
  • 'Sometimes life is as incredible as myth. This is the threshold to cross if one wishes to be a madman who becomes a psychologist.'
    - -Nathan Coppedge, September 2015.
  • '[However] if dominoes can be created in such a way that they do not need to be reset, then this would countermand the theory. Physicists appear to take this type of example as a virtual absurdity, although some partial examples are clearly better than others. The principles that an object can lift another object of its own weight along a supporting slope, and the principle that a supporting slope can be used to lift an object which then triggers the counterweight to rise have been proven in my own experiments, thus perhaps offering the possibility of perpetual motion. In that case, perhaps perpetual motion will become a new version of church.'
    - -Nathan Coppedge, via Quora (question about religion denying physical laws) .
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