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This is from that friend and successor of Aristotle’s. Apparently the winds were a big deal to their circle.

I envy them for getting to be the first speculators. There’s nothing to do these days because we think we know everything. I’d like to have the task of figuring out what wind is, going in blind as it were.

I find myself at this treatise though because I’m avoiding the subject of female intelligence again. Trying to figure out what that is, rather than thinking we know what it is. It’s everywhere like the wind is everywhere. Both blow too. Sorry.

This is the classical windrose

These are all different types of wind. For Aristotle there were eight main types of wind, and two half-winds.

I AM GOING TO RE-SEE REALITY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP ME

Half-wind? What are you on about?

Here is a more up-to-date windrose

Aristotle devotes about 30 more pages to meteorology than he does to the soul.

Think of it this way- as much as these first scientists were wrong about many things, Europe is the only place with such documents. There is no “proto-science” in China, let alone the Amazon.

The chances are it’s a europerson reading this right now. Why are you the way you are? That’s what we’re trying to figure out, ultimately.

It could be argued that humans as humans ALL universally had “religion” for the last few thousand years. What they ALL didn’t have were some of these theoretically-minded Greeks on the side. Or in many cases, the Latin “version” of the Greeks.

Here’s just a random picture I see in the google images for “windrose”

Why did the rest of the world have to learn how to do “this” from Europeans?

White people are weird

A German baron invented the bike by the way.

“Good for him!!”

What is Being? “Talking with others” isn’t the worst preliminary definition. What is a friend? “Someone with good ideas” isn’t the worst preliminary definition.

Obviously an inventor and an ideal friend are not equatable. Still, something about the inventive spirit is connected with the notion of an ideal friend, in my opinion.

Perhaps it’s not so much invention as discovery- an Eye for important details, for seemingly invisible subtleties. You feel it in your stomach when these subtleties are brought up, and this is expressed as a “laugh”. Sometimes it’s a certain pain, if the discovery is too profound, and we still appreciate a friend for that pain.

Humor, discovery, and pain seem to have some sort of connection.

When’s the last time someone said something truly profound? Try to put yourself back in that experience.

Sometimes “subtlety detectors” are closer to… demons, aren’t they? To me, that’s a funny discovery in itself.

So this definition of an ideal friend isn’t universal. Don’t people sometimes have friends who they appreciate for helping them hide things? Rather than discover things?

So this idea of “fully-automated luxury communism… in SPACE” – which type of friend do you think is going to bring that about?

“The hider!!” No, I doubt it.

Aristotle’s teacher’s teacher’s teacher already was pondering communism as a utopia (Aristophanes). Maybe it IS possible- I try to have an open mind. For one, let’s think of Aristophanes who parodied the idea of forcing young men to have sex with elderly women. The idea of the young and old, right from the get-go you’re done for. Communism is something else we need to try to RE-SEE for the first time. Because I doubt the ideas and ideals in place today are going to work.

That inventive spirit I speak of above is not a virtue today by any means. That’s more “demonic” if anything.

How is this explained? Well, jews. Also, did I mention jews? Besides them though I speculate that certain castes within Europe itself always held back the Athenian notion of progress. This is one reason I mentioned that the inventor of the bicycle was a baron. I’m sure many emotion-driven subhumans within Germany prevented that from being invented earlier. That is to say that, “Aristotelian” and “European” are not equatable terms. There is just a conspicuous abundance of “Aristotelians” among Europeans, relative to other parts of the world. Many europeople might as well be “Amazonians” with WiFi.

So this is all why a seemingly EXTREMELY DULL treatise on WINDS makes me raise my eyebrow and feel “puzzled”. It gives me “wonder” when I see such a document that is 2300 years old.

So I wonder if my “preamble” will help you feel wonder when you see something like the following

Speaking of “techne” they had some pretty complex crafts that they “made”

I’m implying that the inventive spirit in question can be explained in part by Homer’s epics, which are full of sailing, i.e. using “wind science”.

It’s always about a girl too. Wind science to get girls. Does that give you “wonder” at all?

It was probably women who WOVE those sails too. Weaving was a symbol of femininity in Ancient Greece. Goddesses are often depicted as weavers and spinners. This is a “techne”, a making, textile production. So we do circle back around to the question of female intelligence. It was the patron deity of Athens, (appropriately named) Athena who was the goddess of handicrafts. The Fates also are depicted as spinners, the ones who spun Odysseus’s fate for instance. You might remember them from Disney’s Hercules, cutting the threads. Let’s not bring up scissors here though. Odysseus isn’t the only one in the Odyssey who is “cunning” or “clever”- Penelope’s weaving and unweaving of the garment every day and night can be interpreted as a type of cunning or cleverness. Circe is also linked to weaving- she is depicted as the inappropriate type of female cunning though.

“The PATRIARCHY decides what is inappropriate or not!” Sure, and there isn’t a form of male intelligence that isn’t negative, right? “Exactly, the patriarchy is a form of negative male intelligence.” Oh so some dialectics here? What are you trying to spin here? I heard spinsters are really happy people. By the way, more people are on antidepressants in the US than anywhere in the world, and women are twice as likely to be on them than men. It looks like our gynocracy could use some tweaking.

Heh, in the Lysistrata, the first “feminist” text in existence, the main character of the play refers to weaving the “Cloak of State”.

Looking at the US I’d call it Rags of State.

Meanwhile in Plato for instance it’s referred to as the Ship of State.

Oh yeah, I forgot about this one

What could this be about????

I showed you before that this goes back to caveman times. Women were thought to be weavers of the crucial clothing that allowed us to survive the elements in the Ice Age.

What type of intelligence was formed through this weaving? Honestly, I don’t know if I trust it.

I know many plots have been “weaved” and they were not for my good. No they were not.

in [Xenophon’s] Oeconimicus, women are portrayed as “queen bees,” who have resources brought to them from the outside world, like fleece to spin into thread

Men have an intelligence shaped from the outside world. Where the wind is!

I’m bringing women reading this ideas from the outside world in a sense.

It really pisses women off when you bring up knitting. “What are you implying?” They have a specific type of intelligence that is not like men’s.

At least in Ancient Greece, wool was most common in this weaving. So the men tended the sheep, sheared them, and brought the wool inside to the women who cleaned it, treated it, and broke it down into its smallest components to prepare it for spinning. -squints eyes- Winding fibres… Dyeing the wool… What can these things tell us about female intelligence?

Do they plot at their loom?

Apparently PATTERNED cloth and tapestries were common. So this was a type of art. How they expressed themselves.

Mysteries

Women wove the “engine” of the ship.

Read more about the similarities between weaving and sailing here.

My point is that we went from Homer to actual engines. And his epics are a mimesis of real people who wove and sailed.

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