(Here is a link to part one of the series.)
1) Why do “prohibit” and “inhibit” mean essentially the same thing? Shouldn’t they be opposites?
2) Physicists often refer to “time’s arrow”. Personally I see time as being Rotini-shaped.
3) If we call trying to catch a fish “fishing”, then shouldn’t we call trying to catch a train “training”?
4) Also, should we refer to being mean as “meaning”?
5) Perhaps we are stardust as Lawrence Krauss once observed. And perhaps as all dust ought to be we were swept out of the heavens for making a mess of things.
6) How many roads must a man walk down before he admits that Bob Dylan lyrics aren’t really that profound?
7) Imagine a door far off in the distance. The wall that the door is built into is one hundred feet high and made of polished stone. A path leading to the door is strewn with crushed gravel. Now look to the sky above and see that it is a thousand colors all at once. Then look back to the wall and see that the door is gone. Now . . . was anything accomplished by this thought exercise? Did I waste your time? Or is it ever a waste of time to engage the imagination? Did I make you think? Or am I being self-congratulatory?
Just asking. For a friend . . .