something todo with art and lists?
Was just casually chatting with a friend. Speculating regarding Other intelligent beings in this universe. She said that they’ll probably have some stuff shared with us, based on materiality we share.
In this view, earth based life shares Genetic and dna – type – history. This history is of various expressions by the dna and genetic codes that evolved. However, in case of “aliens” (there should be a better term for that..), the shared element is that of pure materiality.. And perhaps the usage of these materials..
This idea seems interesting for me, leaving aside the true/false question, because it seems to perhaps open something regarding how dna and other code might be imagined. It seemed so easy for my friend to imagine these as bursting with meanings. In an abstract potential sense. The idea of shared materials however, seemed less meaningful, just materials. I have oxygen and so are you. You use it to see, I use it to breath/energise.
Very different Meaning/Usage/Expression of oxygen – but we share the material.. (..my friend finds comfort in sharing.. am trying to write this within her parameters..)
In that sense perhaps the material of “porridge-finger” is Only a material where/when/if is used/linked to stuff as their material which, for simplicity’s sake, isn’t required to be perceived differently – at that particular rhythm/sequence.
However, “porridge-finger” is not “finger-porridge” despite the fact both might be made of “porridge” & “a finger”..
That is because other elements involved.. eg the energy of materials (eg finger as a material has a certain energy. it will fold and come apart very quickly if we need to open it, however so long as that isn’t an issue – finger is cool. eg licking fingers, typing fingers, not the cellular tissue on the flesh around the bones, etc.. unless that other link lingo is required by time, space and least-resistance..?), time sequence of the link between these elements, the space linking between them and search from the least (required? linked? networked? found?) resistance perspective..? (..or is it a research?)
Here’s a sort of current example.. I was reading about Higgs and his views of contemporary academic life.
One of the comments is:
Conservative party makes in trying to get us out of Europe I don’t understand how a country could get out of Europe.
Not sure exactly what the commenter means, but suppose they talk about geography.. In that case, for example, the Europe, is a geo-entity that might differ from EU (european-union), which we sometimes are fine by just calling it europe..