Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Abstraction and Confirmation

Okay, so this is probably not of any interest other than a good bit of muttering nothing and a spot of fun.

here it goes....

Abstraction, [ab*strac*tion]; n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
ORIGIN: abstract, latin abstractus, "drawn away"

Confirmation, [con*fir*ma*tion]; n. additional proof that something was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.
ORIGIN: latin con- (with) + firmo, "to firm or strengthen"

What's the difference between the two ideas? Now, I've had some downtime so don't hate; but, occasionally I do like to ramble, as I'm sure your all aware. These ramblings extend beyond my normal oral rhetoric and into something more akin to a, "thought experiment."

So I ask again, "what is the difference?"

I believe it to be one leads to another (abstraction to confirmation), but this cannot happen without the second being there (confirmation to abstraction). To me it lays in a sort of duality. You need one to get the other.

For example, should I dream up a creative idea, I need it to be supported by previous creative ideas. This is true to the point of not be over encumbering of its self. In the end, what am I talking about?

We need to be creative, but at some point we have to prove our ideas.

Its circular in nature.


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