Our first philosophical paper has been published (14 february 2007) to read it click here. If you are new to the site read on.

Dictum vote o3 is up (link on the right)

Ever felt like all your taught behaviours didn’t feel right? Ever been surprised at your thoughts and how they differ from what you have been told you were meant to be thinking? Fantastic, welcome to the club. You are a human being of the 21st Century brought up on philosophies created by mad old men, many sporting beards and all with no real friends who have been deliberately putting the wind up society over the past 4000 years (or thereabouts).

People who have questioned them or, even worse, offered alternative ideas in the past have been frequently and sometimes consecutively threatened, beaten, stapled, mangled, tweaked, hosed, imprisoned, excommunicated, mangled, tortured, hung, nailed to trees/crosses/barn doors, burned, electrocuted, been subjected to neverending slide show displays of dull holiday pictures, and occasionally (when the entertaining options were temporarily unavailable) shot.

So, if anyone wants to know who I am: my name is Steve and I live on the moon.

The definition of “Dictum” from dictionary.com (in full below) is “an authoratative pronouncement.” What we will do here is simple: we will take authoratative pronouncements from folks we trust and vote on whether we agree with them. Thusly we shall build our new philosophy together and a Brave New World*.

And the first vote is happening here

Authoratitive means they know what they are talking about. You don’t ask a priest about sex and promiscuity, you ask Charlie Sheen or Mae West. You don’t ask an Imam about recreational drugs, you ask Robert Downey Jr. or Kieth Richards from The Rolling Stones. Alcohol and womanising- George Best; suicide or cynicism- Dorothy Parker. You get the idea.

We will cover all aspects of life from sex to sex. Passing on the way alcohol, work, drugs, death, politics, sex, organic food, the “interweb”, ugly shoes, the soul, lingerie, pets, sex and people who drive at 40kph in the fast lane. And it all begins proper on January 1st, 2007.

The new enlightenment.

With a 40watt bulb.

In case we turn out to be “greenies”.

I tried all the “40 watt bulb”=dim idea jokes but they didn’t fit in the flow.

If you’re still not sure what this is about go to the test run page <click here>.

Full Definition: Dictum

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Cite This Source

dic·tum [dik-tuhm] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation

–noun, plural -ta [-tuh] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation, -tums.

1. an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertion.
2. a saying; maxim.
3. obiter dictum.

[Origin: 1660–70; < L: something said, a saying, command, word, n. use of neut. ptp. of dīcere to say, speak; cf. index]

—Synonyms 1. edict, decree, fiat, order, declaration. 2. adage, proverb, truism, saw.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

*and Aldous Huxley won’t get a say this time.


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