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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at, writes for, and publishes with David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

Mar 30, 2024

Let's start with the literal interpretation. The length of a piece of string can be measured in physical units: inches, centimeters, meters. But, even here, we encounter our first layer of complexity. The length of the string depends entirely on the string itself - its purpose, its use, and its origin. A kite string may stretch hundreds of feet into the sky, while a piece of dental floss spans only a few inches. The string used by a child to tie a homemade bracelet measures differently than the string that secures a ship to its mooring. Each string serves a distinct purpose, and its length is determined by the requirements of its function.