This is the 2nd in a series of 3 videos featuring part of a lecture by Alan Watts and animated by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame.
In this video Alan Watts discusses how some personalities are prickly and some gooey, but that most people are a combination of the two.
“There are basically two kinds of philosophy. One’s called prickles, the other’s called goo. And prickly people are precise, rigorous, logical. They like everything chopped up and clear. Goo people like it vague. For example, in physics, prickly people believe that the ultimate constituents of matter are particles. Goo people believe it’s waves. And in philosophy, prickly people are logical positivists, and goo people are idealists. And they’re always arguing with each other, but what they don’t realize is neither one can take his position without the other person. Because you wouldn’t know you advocated prickles unless there was someone advocating goo. You wouldn’t know what a prickle was unless you knew what a goo was. Because life isn’t either prickles or goo, it’s either gooey prickles or prickly goo.”
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Credit goes to Furry Carlos: http://www.coldhardflash.com/2007/07/flash-animated-philosophy-from-south.html