On 2/28/2013 10:33 AM, John Clark wrote:
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com
>> It is a basic law of logic that if X is not Y and X is not
not Y then X is gibberish,
> X = alcohol Y = poison.
becomes "alcohol is not poison and alcohol isn't not poison"
Exactly, and 2 negatives, like "isn't not" cancel each other out so
you get "alcohol is not a poison and alcohol is a poison" which is
gibberish just like I said.
Alcohol both is and isn't a poison, duh! It is the quantity that
makes the difference. Are you too coarse to notice that there are
distinctions in the real world that are not subject to the naive
representation of Aristotelian syllogisms.
> If there were no free will then nobody could choose to assert
anything, abandon anything, or speak anything other than gibberish.
Cannot comment, don't know what ASCII symbols "free will" mean.
And we can safely assume that all text that is emitted from the
email johnkcl...@gmail.com is only accidentally meaningful, aka
gibberish as well, as it's referents where not chosen by a conscious act.
>> And it's not ad hominem if it's true.
> Why would it make a difference whether your personal
accusations are true or not?
It would mean that I did not engage in name calling. What I actually
said was that ASCII symbols with zero informational content ( like X
is Y and X is not Y) is just blather, you're the one who equated
blather with ad hominem; apparently you identify with blather and feel
that a attack on blather is a attack on you personally.
John K Clark
What about the case where some supposedly conscious being
constantly calls itself names? Auto ad hominem? LOL! By your own logic
we are force to consider you a self-inflicted zombie.
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