Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

During our recent motor touring, we noticed on several occasions the road sign “Gusty winds may exist.” Now I find that pretty fascinating. The notice that gusty winds may exist suggests some thought be given to the relationship of reality to existence. Whether such winds may or may not exist opens the door to questions about what constitutes existence. Descartes declaimed, Cogito ergo sum (I think: therefore I am). Whether winds may or may not really and truly exist calls for serious thought. I almost ran off the road considering this matter.

Jeff Cooper
From Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries
[Gusty winds do exist. Seattle without power is proof of that.–Joe]


1 thought on “Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

  1. LOL. To me, the sign might be suggesting the assumption of God-like powers on the part of the sign’s author. I’m going to guess, however, that the gusty winds’ existence is not going to be determined by whether or not any human has granted permissions.

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