And another quote:
"A solopist is like the man who gave up turning around because whatever he
saw was always in front of him."
--- Ernst Mach
John M

PS: but it is so entertaining to chat about it! JM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Meeker" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: Reality, the bogus nature of the Turing test


>
> Colin Hales wrote:
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: everything-list@googlegroups.com [mailto:everything-
> >>[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brent Meeker
> >>Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:31 AM
> >>To: everything-list@googlegroups.com
> >>Subject: Re: Reality, the bogus nature of the Turing test
> >>
> >>
> >>Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> >>
> >>>Bruno Marchal writes:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>About solipsism I am not sure why you introduce the subject. It seems
> >>>>to me nobody defend it in the list.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Is anyone out there really a solipsist? Has anyone ever met or talked
to
> >>
> >>a
> >>
> >>>real solipsist?
> >>>
> >>>Stathis Papaioannou
> >>
> >>Will all those who believe I don't exist contact me immediately.  :-)
> >>
> >>Brent
> >>
> >
> >
> > I don't think anyone actually believes they are, but scientists
certainly
> > act as-if they are! (all except me, of course!)
>
> Then why do they collaborate, argue, and publish?  Exactly how would they
act as-if
> they weren't?
>
> Brent
> "Nobody believes a theory, except the guy who thought of it.
> Everbody believes an experiment, except the guy who did it."
>           --- Leon Lederman, on physics
>


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