Seeking Wisdom in Nonsense: Zen Koans vs. Pataphysics

When it’s done correctly, nonsense can be divine, practically sacred. A lot has been written about how nonsense sharpens the intellect, and how our brains make sense of nonsense. But there’s plenty to explore about the different flavors of nonsense — from what they are and how they’re used to the ways they interact with each other, the brain, culture… A baby’s babbling is distinct from sound…