Symbolic Logic: The
emotional power of symbols
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
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
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
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:
http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=symbol A learned
definition of 'symbol' from Princeton University.
If you have comments or question regarding this
document send mail to me HERE.