John M a écrit :
> to more recent posts:
> 1. do we have a REAL argument against solipsism?
I am not sure to understand what you mean by "REAL" here.
There are arguments against solipsism. Wittgenstein for
instance produced some. None of them is lilkey to be
decisive. They may work with some people and not with
other people. Like any argument about anything if one
digs enough I think. Like all the arguments I produced
in this discussion. Arguments are just arguments.
> 2. Is reasonable or rational thinking exclusive for
> ONLY those, who live in a 'numbers' obsession?
Certainly not. I am not sure that "reasonable or rational
thinking" is something very well defined either. On my
side, I often mention that I am considering and presenting
*conjectures* or *speculations*. I do not require anybody
to believe them or even to find sense in them (I find sense
in them but I am not sure I need to believe them anyway).
> or is it an elitist heaughtiness to look down to all,
> who do not share such obsession? How about vice versa?
I certainly do not think that my way of thinking or of
seeing/understanding things is superior in any way to the
one or other people. I do not feel obsessed by numbers by
the way. I am just considering seriously (I just mean as
possibly making sense) the four conjectures I mentionned
as well as the associated developments I made. I am very
well aware of the fact that all this is likely to appear
highly ridiculous to most people and even dangerous to a
> 3. Suppose the 'numbers based' worldview gains
> universal approval (by ~3006?)
I would say "nope". Even by 3006. And I don't worry at
all about that.
> -what will that help in the betterment of the world?
I don't know. In case it would not, are you suggesting we'd
better refrain using our freedom of thinking and freedom of
expression when it comes to such speculations? (that must be
what I meant when I mentionned that a few people are likely
to consider such way of thinking as dangerous).
> or even in the betterment of human thinking?
I can't figure on which groud one could say that some human
thinking would be better than another.
> Or even of more civil general life- conditions?
Again I don't know and again, in case it would not, are you
suggesting we'd better refrain using our freedom of thinking
and freedom of expression when it comes to such speculations?
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