Stathis, I agree halfway with you and expected something (maybe more). Do you mean "the others" are zombies? not ME (you, etc. 1st pers). I take it one step further, the "fun" (I agree) includes a satisfaction that "here is a bunch of really smart guys and I can tell them something in their profession they may respond to - even if I am outside of their learned profession" - which is not so 'practical'. Mental narcissism? * Somebody made an 'expert' list, collecting opinions for open concepts in a statistical evaluation of what the majority of "experts" think. Of course I objected: scientific identification is NO democratic voting matter, if 100 so called 'experts' voice an opinion I may still represent the "right" one in a single-vote different position.
Thanks for your input John M On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>wrote: > > 2009/5/13 John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com>: > > Bruno, > > merci pour le nom Jean Cocteau. J'ai voulu montrer que je semble > > vivant. > > I told my young bride of 61 years (originally economist, but follows all > the > > plaisantries I speculate on) about the assumptions you guys speculate on > and > > connect to assumptions of assumptions, Torgny the zombie, Stephen > Leibnitz' > > Monads, you numbers, others Q-immortality/suicide and partial > teleportation > > at the level of highest science - and she asked - > > (because she believes in her love that I am into all that, > - understanding): > > "What do you guys hope to achieve by all this speculation?" > > I replied: it's getting late, let's go to sleep. > > > > Well??? (I believe this is the most meaningful word in English) > > Mainly it's just fun; but it's also profoundly important from a > practical point of view if, for example, other people are zombies or > we are all immortal (in a non-living-dead sort of way), no? > > > -- > Stathis Papaioannou > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---