The cowboy college, the clown college, the impossibility of proof, and the impossibility of universal categorization.
Any system of categorization reinforces its creator’s biases – just ask Jorge Luis Borges.
Where else but the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College could you graduate with a wig, giant shoes, and full makeup?
The Münchhausen trilemma posits that all knowledge, at its root, must be infinitely regressive, circular, or axiomatic.
Deep Springs College in rural California has about thirty students at a time – and you have to work on a ranch while you learn.
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