On 11/11/2013 10:42 AM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
2013/11/11 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
On 11/11/2013 12:11 AM, LizR wrote:
On 11 November 2013 18:18, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
On 11/10/2013 5:59 PM, LizR wrote:
On 11 November 2013 13:53, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
On 11/10/2013 3:54 PM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
Sure, but the thing is that *you have to*, and asking such question
that stage is very likely... you can't be 10⁵ years old before
been 1 year old... it's simply nonsense.
So you're falling back on the all-purpose 'everything' answer;
you observe is one of everything and that why everything is
with it - like why I'm not a Chinaman?
There isn't any falling back here that I can see. It seems quite
say you have to pass through your birthdays in ascending order. I can't
why that is problematic / contraversial?
Sure, but if I live infinitely long I will have almost all my
than 75. So when I note that I'm not that old and that seems
not an answer to say, "Well, less than 75 is an age you must be sometime."
Jason at least had an answer, although I don't think his answer leads to
I didn't say "75 is an age you must be sometime" - I said "75 is an age you
before you can be 76". You can only reach age N by traversing all lower
You can't use a self-sampling argument to show that you shouldn't be your
age if you /have/ to pass through that age before you can experience any
I don't see the relevance of that. I had to pass through being 5 too.
are shown a machine and told that it is counting to infinity, i.e. indefinitely.
You're asked to guess what number it's on. Would you be surprised if it were on 75?
It depends how fast it counts and when it was built... If the machine was built
"recently", and it added 1 every year... no I wouldn't.
Suppose you were told it's been around forever.
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