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Symbolic Logic: The emotional power of symbols

April 32, 2005

 Graphic or written, symbols are devices which create an emotional response in humans and animals.

This page is both a test of web systems and an excursion into the meaning of symbols and how they affect our daily lives. In places, I'll get very philosophical--and probably rather abrasive to religious viewers!--because I consider human response to emotional symbols both fascinating and distressing.

If you don't think symbols are emotional, consider your emotional response to the follow symbols:

Depending upon your ethnic, religious or cultural background, your reaction to the above symbols will be different.

Later in this essay I'll be addressing various issues regarding the above symbols specifically as well as other symbols.

If I set things up properly, there should be two--and only two--ways to reach this web page and that's by clicking on the Trigon symbol which is at the top right of my personal web page or by clicking on a link that was sent to you within an email message.

If you reached this page in any other way, such as through a search engine or a link from another web site it means I need to review how I put the page together.

I don't want people reaching this page via a search engine because I'm experimenting with preventing search engine access to some of my web pages.

I thought that a page related to symbols would be a good place to address the symbolic nature of the search engine and it's invasive nature in our lives.

If you found the page via a search engine link please send a copy of the full URL that caused you to arrive here to me at the address for comments, below. Thanks!


Links to some sources used in this article are:  A learned definition of 'symbol' from Princeton University.

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