In a Chinese forest

One of the most troubling questions ever to bedevil that nexus where philosophy meets psychology is: “Can the human mind conceive of non-existence?”

A breakthrough moment came in the mid-19th Century when a comparative philologist studying the evolution of pictograms pointed out that the Chinese for non-existence is : “lost in the forest.”

Sadly, an expedition sent out to investigate this proposition was never heard of again.

Perhaps they simply chose the wrong forest.


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