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What are some of the results about ideas that I can sink my teeth into?

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"at1with0" wrote: What are some of the results about ideas that I can sink my teeth into?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_ ... e_Forms.3F

A Form is an objective "blueprint" of perfection. The Forms are perfect themselves because they are unchanging. For example, say we have a triangle drawn on a blackboard. A triangle is a polygon with 3 sides. The triangle as it is on the blackboard is far from perfect. However, it is only the intelligibility of the Form "triangle" that allows us to know the drawing on the chalkboard is a triangle, and the Form "triangle" is perfect and unchanging. It is exactly the same whenever anyone chooses to consider it; however, the time is that of the observer and not of the triangle.

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Ultimately all ideas are timeless archetypes or "forms" and the mind discovers these archetypes.

Is math discovered or invented?

It is discovered.

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Is an idea that cannot be expressed in words an idea?

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"at1with0" wrote: Is an idea that cannot be expressed in words an idea?

It is expressible, once the languages is advanced enough.

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You have no idea if that can actually happen, though, do you?

"I can conceive of nothing in religion, science, or philosophy, that is anything more than the proper thing to wear, for a while." ~ Charles Fort

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By definition, an idea that cannot be expressed in words cannot be expressed in words.

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Although symbols can express many truths, I doubt they can express all truths...

However, those failures themselves may be clues pointing to an inexpressible truth. We may able to understand such truths even though they transcend language.

"I can conceive of nothing in religion, science, or philosophy, that is anything more than the proper thing to wear, for a while." ~ Charles Fort

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All ideas can be encoded as information.

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