[lit-ideas] Heartless Palma

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:29:43 EST

Walter O. is quoting from Wittgenstein at Malcolm's [insert suburb in city]  
and his (Walter's) idea that certainty is ground for action.
Palma gets irritated and states and asks:
>I am rather, even quite, certain that I do not have siblings on  Venus.
>Now this the ground of which action, pray tell?

I'm surprised you can have such cold blood. Surely if you _have_ siblings  in 
Venus, it is
your duty to communicate with them, and maybe visit them, or have them  visit 
Especially at thanksgiving.
The fact that you have not done _anything_ in that direction is a proof  that
either you are heartless or (suggestio falsi et inactio est typus actionis)  
you are not _that_ certain that you don't have siblings in Venus.

Palma also said (or suggested) that he wears shoes with heels.
So I will end this note with a Shakespeare
"Methink the lady doth protest too much"
Cheers, -- and yes, happy thanksgiving.

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