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One-sided debate

One-sided debate

Posted Jun 24, 2007 18:50 UTC (Sun) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
In reply to: One-sided debate by man_ls
Parent article: More quotes of the week - scenes from a flame war

I'm sure Al Viro is quite familiar with the philisophical void. Causality is an illusion! Descartes couldn't exit his empty room, Godel showed that there's no such thing as trust, 9.8 m/s/s is an unprovable convenience. Let's all throw up our hands in despair!

I realize that you were satirizing Viro's post mocking your own, but I'm not quite sure what you were trying to say... Maybe lay off the philosophy books for a bit until reality returns? :)


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One-sided debate

Posted Jun 24, 2007 19:14 UTC (Sun) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

> Godel showed that there's no such thing as trust

Bad editing on my part! Godel ostensibly showe that there is no such thing as *reason*. (which is sort of true, but philosophers carry it to absurd conclusions). Sorry bout that. :)

One-sided debate

Posted Jun 26, 2007 23:33 UTC (Tue) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

> Godel showed that there's no such thing as trust

Bad editing on my part! Godel ostensibly showe that there is no such thing as *reason*.

Yeah, it was Thompson who showed there's no such thing as trust.

;-)

Greg

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Posted Jun 24, 2007 21:40 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

Thank god for your opportune entrance!
I'm not quite sure what you were trying to say...
I guess Albert Einstein said it better:
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

One-sided debate

Posted Jun 24, 2007 22:02 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

Actually, that is a lousy translation. It can be better expressed as:
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not true; and as far as they are true, they are not real.


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