500 words or less
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Last week I had a lovely dry-aged steak and Japanese whiskey in downtown Toronto with the syntheist philosopher Alexander Bard. Sitting next to me was the dapper Peter Limberg who has been encouraging the experiment of 500 word philosophy. I gave it a try at a cafe — brutal. My first try was 900 words. Every piece I cut was essential to my worldview! Just for fun, here is the grotesquely truncated vision (a squeezed mashup of cosmology, ontology, metaphysics, historics, epistemology & evolutionary virtue theory) that resulted: