August 18, 2012
Rene Descartes Had It Backwards

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Rene Descartes, the famous French philosopher, mathematician, and writer is remembered by many as the author of the famous phrase, "I think therefore I am."

With all due respect to the probably-way-smarter-than-me Mr.Descartes, I don't buy it.

Based on my non-Aristotelian, late night sojourns into the flip side of thinking, it's become very clear to me that a more accurate statement would be "I am therefore I think."

Then again, since we all know Werner Heisenberg irrefutably proved that the experimenter affects the experiment, it is likely that the truest philosophical statement of being would probably take on the shape of the person who said it.

And so, in a highly non-caffeinated fit of blogospheric bravado, I present to you 15 alternate statements of epistemological coolitude that give Descartes' tired phrase (and mine) a run for their money.

1. "I wink, therefore I am." - Sarah Palin
2. "I blink, therefore I am." - Malcolm Gladwell
3. "I link, therefore I am." - Larry Page and Sergey Brin
4. "I sink therefore I am." - Davey Jones and his Locker
5. "I stink therefore I am." - Pepe LePew

6. "I drink, therefore I am." - WC Fields
7. "I ink, therefore I am." - Kinkos
8. "I slink, therefore I am." - Marilyn Monroe
9. "I rink, therefore I am." - Wayne Gretzky
10. "I kink, therefore I am." - Ray Davies

11. "I clink, therefore I am." - Moet Chandon
12. "I fink, therefore I am." - Vinny "The Rat" Scalucci
13. "I pink, therefore I am." - Mary Kay
14. "I tink, therefore I am." - Bob Marley
15. "I plink, therefore I am." - Ernest Kaai

Got others? Lay them on me.

A big thank you to Cary Bayer and Barney Stacher for a bunch of the aforementioned pearls of wisdom

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at August 18, 2012 06:39 PM

Comments

I rink! - Peggy Flemming

Posted by: Joyce Gerber [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 18, 2012 11:38 PM

16. "I rink, therefore I am." - Peggy Flemming

Posted by: Joyce Gerber [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 18, 2012 11:40 PM

"I synch, therefore I am." - Bill Gates

Posted by: OldSchoolMan [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 20, 2012 12:38 PM

"I zinc, therefore I am." Andreas Marggraf (discovered zinc)
"I mink, therefore I am" Birgit Ridderstedt

Posted by: Bradstanton [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 15, 2012 12:22 AM

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