Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Dec. 15 2007,08:52)|
|You're referring to Korzybski's famous passage, which equivocates on the pronoun: "A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness. If the map could be ideally correct, it would include, in a reduced scale, the map of the map, the map of the map of the map, and so on, endlessly, a fact first noticed by Royce."|
But I wasn't alluding to Korzybski. I was referring to my wholly original phrase, "The map is not the territory," which I originated and which as no relationship to Korzybski. The passage in which it appears, a passage your grandchildren will be repeating to their children:
"Nor are there walking trees. The world stands tall around us, first cold, then fast, then silent. Neither is the candy the sweet, nor the sweet the kiss, nor the kiss the wedding ceremony, nor is the pastor, or minister, or justice of the peace, or the priest, witch doctor, etc. depending upon the venue in which your doom is consecrated and upon who (or is it whom?) completes the documentation any sort of substitute for the marriage license. Yet with respect to the human heart (and here I am referring to the emotional ins and outs of a person or woman and not his/their blood pumping muscle) there is pointing to it and showing you around it a very detailed map, namely this sensitive and wise book, yet the map is not the territory which you will remember is the strictly metaphorical heart. And it is in my heart that I long for walking trees, but there aren't any, which I could see by looking at a map of the area (which is to say by reading this book)."
*wipes tears* I can't continue...
 But in the LoTR their are walking trees.
You might claim it is wholly original with yourself, but I've seen people misquote it before. Hence why I jumped in. That yout quote it out of context is bad and evil, but you know, this isn't UD so nobody's going to ban you.
P.S.- I don't have any children. Know any nice single women in their late 20's in Scotland?
P.P.S.- I wonder how advanced biotech will get before we make some walking trees.