(found poem)

Techne is universal.

In the logic of Maths,
10 x 10 =100
and forever.

In Euclidean Geometry,
a L » 90º
of a circle.

In the conventions
of Physics
the freezing point of water
is always °C

Techne is settled knowledge.

The Pythagorean theorem
a2 + b2 = c2
is true for all Ls
and forever.

*From James Scott (Seeing Like a State: How Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed).

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Comment by John McCreery on October 29, 2010 at 2:32pm
Beautiful. My brain, floating on two glasses of wine, plays with the parsing of settled knowledge, sees it in bits drifting down to the floor of the ocean of information, piling up, being squeezed into stone, then comes a tectonic upheaval....


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