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…and The Model is Not the Action (Sex is not Gender)

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... The field of General Semantics introduces patterns of thought required for success in computer programming and related subjects, and I’ve been struck by how much its basic ideas of cleaning up human thought by insisting on principles like "the map is not the territory" correspond to real life and all language. In the 1930s, when Korzybski began to popularize this thought, relatively few people were interested in this subject that had largely been the domain of professional philosophers. Today, this sentiment is so commonplace in many technological areas it is hardly ...

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The Name is not the Thing and…

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... This is the story of the great change in the accepted understanding of human language that occurred in the last century and how it is forcing extensive public reevaluation of large bodies of "received wisdom." In less than one century a logical/linguistic misconception has become a hallmark of ignorance and illiteracy. It has so dominated popular thought as to give rise to so-called "Christian Fundamentalism" and numerous other literalist philosophies that greatly inhibit social progress. The second part of this story will explain another logical/linguistic misconception that continues to distort human understanding of the foundation ...

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Do You Believe in Fate? I Believe in Destiny!

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en Español You may have noted that we never speak of “fate” and are constantly speaking of “destiny.” This is a very important distinction in our understanding of how the world actually works. As you become more familiar with the concept of destiny, as we use the word here at VenusPlusX.org, you will see how it assists understanding of the nature of progressive change, as well as providing a positive vision of the future. Many people hold a viewpoint they consider “rational” or “causal.” They say that what happens next is directly determined by ...

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