Knowledge, Wisdom, and Philosophy

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  1. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering whether that means ketchup is a smoothie.

    (Should probably go into the jokes section, but maybe we can spin off a discussion about philosophical smoothies here)
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    Cucumber tomatoes and jalapeño is an excellent fruit salad! And smoothie...add vodka and wala, we can get all philosophical!
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    We can add an avocado fruit to that salad too!
     
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    We’ll give it a bit here to see if there’s such a spin off:)
     
  5. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    In presocratic Greece, there seems to have been a fad for a drink made of wine, oil, herbs, and cheese - stretching the smoothie analogy a bit - which is the subject of one of the (few) fragments of Heraclitus that were preserved (B125 "Even the posset separates if it is not stirred.")

    Heraclitus made a point about movement and standstill, with respect to this cocktail smoothie salad drink separating into its constituent parts.

    Edited to add: years ago I listened to a history of philosophy podcast episode with two philosophers discussing Heraclitus and mentioning this delicacy. I managed to dig it up:

    https://historyofphilosophy.net/mccabe-on-heraclitus

    The bit where they mention posset is towards the end, starting around 17:35
     
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