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brian-hansen
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: wheels without wheels Reply with quote

A play on Blake.

This illustrates my thesis that there is no such thing as a nonsense utterance. Some things require more work than others to make sense, is all.

While this could mean wheels outside of wheels, I prefer to think of it as a car up on blocks, with the wheels having been removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheels without wheels, on first listen, seems like the opposite of wheels within wheels, which refers to the old Ptolemic or at least pre-Keplerian mechanican models of the heavens where orbits were assumed to be perfect circles...the "variations" or elliptical behavior were assumed to be additional perfectly circular cycles acting upon each other and so there were ever more "wheels within wheels" to produce the anomalies.

Wheels without wheels would then be a form of clear headed thinking or plain speaking...no meta levels or extra layers...or simply a model that works on one level without additional meaning.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Even Ezekial thought his mind was gone Reply with quote

I'll have to check, but I think it was Ezekial who had a vision of wheels within wheels. Heard that a while back and haven't checked it out. Our pastor said Ezekial was his favorite prophet, so I've been meaning to look it up.

All I can say about "wheels without wheels" is:

"I read it here first"
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