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George Carlin by DORIAN-b2 George Carlin by DORIAN-b2
I came across some audio of George Carlin making an existential point which I thought was quite profound. I know it's not the type of thing I usually submit but I wanted to share the quote as a tribute to George (a great comedian and thinker). I tried to give it an appropriate backdrop (Hubble photo).
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VectorLion Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Structure of this:

1=argument always true and very general, cannot disagree with that

2=why 1 is not true

3=4 try to achieve 1 anyway, therefore 4 is evil. We don't need 4. We just need 1.

(4=religion)
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SuperFish1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
What on earth are you trying to say? Perhaps your comment needs a little more "structure".
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bountifulSpyware Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
X,D nice
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BlueLizard287 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Such a beautiful quote, thank you for posting it. George was a modern day Socrates.
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. I agree.
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JSalinger7 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Inspiring quote!

This quote got me through the day knowing that thoght is what drives me.
I sincerely and personally thank you for sharing this piece.
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks for the comment.
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Aquarior Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a nice quote and font, but the thinness of the letters makes it a bit hard to read :meow:
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I'll have to disagree with you on that. I think George Carlin was way to ignorant to be taken seriously. But that's just my opinion :lol:
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you meant that ironically because it's April fools than you got me.
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, first of all, George was a comedian so not everything he said should be taken seriously.

Secondly, I'm not sure what you find ignorant about this particular quote. It's a point that's also been
made by many physicists including Neil Degrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, and Steven Hawking who
have discovered that the elements we consist of actually do come from the center of stars (I used
George's quote because I liked his wording). If you accept that as true, then I think everything
Carlin says here logically follows. You may not agree with his views on religion but I think that
depends on how you define god and religion. The last sentence is clearly his opinion on the subject.
I'm sorry, but in this case to say George was ignorant is in itself ignorant. That being said I
still appreciate you sharing your opinion.
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not saying this particular quote was ignorant. Maybe I didn't express myself correctly (after all, I'm not a native english speaker, so I usually cause misunderstandings :lol:), but what I meant was that when he talked about, I don't know, religion, he used to generalize a little too much, and his arguments where mostly ad-hominem and ad-misericordiam, which are considered fallacies and therefore, not logical arguments. (Again, I don't mean this particular quote). My previous comment was just because I don't think that a point should be considered valid if you don't have any logical arguments to defend it.
I hope that was clear enough, and sorry about the misunderstanding :la:
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Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Well, argument a bit.
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, this is so old... And it's somehow funny, because I've just finished watching one of George Carlin's videos (the skit he made about abortion and pro-life people). I was just surprised that a well-known person like him could be THAT misinformed about basic biology or human rights... Being an educator, it worries me. I guess that just reinforces my previous statement.

Now you can go ahead and throw eggs at me for not thinking like you :lol:
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Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you even heard him? The man was a genius.
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I always had the feeling that he was a little bit arrogant, and used a lot of fallacies instead of rational arguments... but maybe that's just me :D
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Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a comedian, it was SUPPOSED to sound absurd. But if you pay attention, you can see how true everything he says is.
Either that or you're one of the people he was talking about XD
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I probably was, I don't really care :la:
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Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waitwaitwait, someone who believes in god who can take a joke? THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!!
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Rous2010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconicameplz:
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Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure you're not just a figment of my imagination?
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NekoRevan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
So say we all.
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hanciong Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, could you tell me from where you download the background? Thanx :D
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Vulpecula-sama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have the utmost respect for that man and I think this is a wonderful topic for an intellectual conversation. :)
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. Carlin had some amazing insights.
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ZGMF-X42S Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
This is rather beautiful, I don't know if I agree with it, but it's still rather beautiful nevertheless. :nod:
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's a good thing if it encourages further reflection on ourselves and our place in the universe.
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ZGMF-X42S Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I suppose it does, doesn't it? :nod:
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PatchKatz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Loved this... I really miss this guy...
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, with all the energy he had on stage I thought he'd be around a lot longer... It sucks.
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PatchKatz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He lived a lot, though... I mean, for his life style and his heart condition, getting past seventy and still doing live shows was quite a feat... but it's true, he went away too unexpectedly...
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DORIAN-b2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good point. His lifestyle had to take it's toll on his health. But watching him on stage, he seemed indestructible. The rapid fire pace of his stand-up was awe inspiring all the way to the end.
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