# How would you do this? 7 replies

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#1 10 years ago

How would you write an interesting, analytical and philosophical paragraph out of these two topics?

1. Roses are red, violets are blue

2. 1 + 1 = 2

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#2 10 years ago

Roses are red, violets are blue you will hopefully see that your homework belongs to you so don't ask me to prove for you that 1+1 equals 2.

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#3 10 years ago

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Exploder;4287948How would you write an interesting, analytical and philosophical paragraph out of these two topics?

1. Roses are red, violets are blue

2. 1 + 1 = 2

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First of all, I would negate that Roses are Red, and Violets are Blue. As neither are to one who is color blind.

Finally, I would over complicate, and add infinity to the equation.

x + x = 2x If x = ∞, then the equation doubles reality.

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Seriously. I would dig into the history of the usage of both options. Then I would carefully analyze the data I collected. Afterwards, I would query several people, about what thoughts, or possibly "Ideas" that these phrases brought up.

Then I would compare the responses, and Data, and ponder on the significance, and attempt to draw comparisions to life itself.

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#4 10 years ago

Heheh!

Rich19

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#5 10 years ago

If you want to make it interesting, try arguing that roses are, in fact, not red; violets are not blue; and 1+1 does not necessarily equal 2. =p

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#6 10 years ago
Exploder;4287948How would you write an interesting, analytical and philosophical paragraph out of these two topics?

I'd define the terms first to get into the swing of things and go from there. If I were making notes on it before an essay because I knew some bastard was going to shaft us with drudge work on it later would look somewhat like this:

[INDENT]1. Roses [/INDENT]

What is a rose; how do we know it from any other rose? Leibenz Law, spatial temporal conditions, etc. CR with Cartesian minds and the duality/distinguishability problem.

[INDENT]are red, violets are blue[/INDENT]

What is red and what is blue. CR with the distinguishability problem and patterns of form.

[INDENT]2. 1 + 1 = 2[/INDENT]

Epistomological states. Is it actually possible to know anything or are we simply restricted to true beliefs? Could we be fooled into believing that 1+1 != 2 or is it a universal constant? Can reasoning then be a seat of knowledge, at least of patterns if not of actual sensory stimuli?

Only I don't write notes so it would actually look like this: . . . . .

Some crap like that anyway. Use the prompts to link into a larger issue since of themselves they don't really mean shit.

Though that said I wouldn't try to stick it down in a single paragraph, it's rare you can get a good old hell-fire laden pessimistic rant going on about the nature of the universe and true knowledge and whether people actually have minds separate from their bodies and so on, (all of which you can tie up into that lot easily enough,) in a single paragraph.

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#7 10 years ago

Nature 1. Roses are red, violets are blue Science 2. 1 + 1 = 2 Roses anymore are prized for the many hybrid colors from grafting them, and violets were never specifically blue. They've always been blue, yellow, white, and cream. However 1 + 1 does in fact = 2, and it always will. Unless of course you mean it metaphorically. One glass + one full volume of water = 1 full glass of water. You can come away from this with the knowledge that the poetry of nature is that it evolves and can be bred to suit anyone's tastes, but the laws of science ground us firmly to an unchangeable reality. Mankind has a very symbiotic realtionship with nature, but science stands boldy and mysteriously, defying us to discover it. While we can easily live in harmony with nature and need it to survive, if we are not careful to keep our scientific discoveries in check, they can destroy us and the natural world we live in. The other force not mentioned of course would be God, and whether or not he would allow such a thing to happen in the first place. Personally, I think not, he just reminds us from time to time that enough is enough.

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