It is clear that the human mind is degenerating. Not a specific mind, mind you. No, just minds in general.
… through this case in point. It was 1895. It was Chicago. And, bottom line, a court held that
… although a vigintillionth of the property “could not be appreciated by the senses, it is recognizable by the mind.”
Now this chap had never heard of a vigintillionth before reading this, much less knew what it meant, but it is real. Well I mean there is a YouTube video that defines it at least.
This chap (whilst not the sharpest knife in the block is definitely a long way from being one slice short of a sandwich) finds it fascinating that a term that he had never heard of, much less can comprehend, was so readily understood 120 years ago.
With thanks - again - to those wonderful people over at Futility Closet who just keep delivering the goods. (And demonstrates that there is indeed an appetite for this kind of stuff.) BTW - click on the link to understand the source of this rather interesting way of protesting against how land might be used.
In short - I think REM had it ….
…attempting to think of some witty rejoinder. But in the end had to confess himself jargogled by it.
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