Monday, May 30, 2011

#150 / Let There Be Light

According to the Bible [Genesis 1:3], God created the Heaven and the Earth, and God said, "Let there be light; and there was light."

Here is what John R. Searle says about our human reality:

In spite of the stunning variety of human forms of institutional social existence, I am convinced that there is a single logical principle that underlies all of the structures and a small set of ways in which the principle is implemented in actual institutions. The basic, and simple, idea is that all nonlinguistic institutional facts are created and maintained in their existence by speech acts that have the same logical form as Declarations.

And Humans said, let there be this world, and there was this world!

Of course, we do have to work at it, too! But we have to say it, first.

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