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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#101  Postby Alan B » Oct 25, 2018 4:36 pm

I've been increasing my 'tricks' this month.

I've had 18.85 units so far. Which is a lot for me - it's usually less than 5.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#102  Postby Fallible » Oct 25, 2018 7:26 pm

Anti-cancer drugs are stupid. There's no warning not to drink on them, alcohol simply makes you sick as a dog. By all means drink, but you'll be saying hello to it again in the morning. I've hardly had a thing to drink in months...she says, nursing a classy Malibu and coke...well it's my week off treatment and I'm in a holiday cottage in Northumbria. So thththththth.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#103  Postby Thommo » Oct 25, 2018 7:28 pm

Twice as classy if you have a pink umbrella in it!

(Not sure if this conversation was intended for this thread, or if that's the Malibu talking).
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#104  Postby Fallible » Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Alas, no. There's a hot tub here with colour changing lights though, I could swig it while looking up at the stars in near-freezing weather. I was in it last night, but no Malibu then.
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Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#105  Postby scherado » Oct 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:
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I've used the same username--for one of two types of online identities--for the entirety of my online time since 1999--with respect to your example content of "scherado", You've only just begun.

Hey, that could be a song!

[snip]

I did this so it would be associated with what I write!!That I couldn't use a new one, with no history, to hide behind. I can't be sure you understand the implications of doing this.


I do understand. It's as if "scherado" is a brand, and the product being sold is Scherado's Philosophy™ of Life (and Beyond!).

scherado wrote:
Fallible wrote::lol:

Best thing I ever did.


And here we were, all beginning to think you were just a one-trick pony with that 'referent' business.

I don't think you understand. Perhaps, I don't understand. It may remain a mystery.

No, it's Schera Do's Truths....Occasionally Varnished (WordPress, LiveJournal). The other content is a "channel" on DISQUS, Critical Analysis and Referents. If you want to be unexceptional in the realm of concepts--scientific, philosophical, all of it--and any and all intellectual treatments of subjects, then poo-poo the "referent" business. Good luck to you.

This name, "Cito di Pense," have you used it in other sites, accounts? I'm not asking you what it means.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#106  Postby herrybraun » Oct 30, 2018 5:50 pm

Hello, I am Herry Braun, single male from Leeds local area and my first hi to all users.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#107  Postby scott1328 » Oct 30, 2018 11:43 pm

Hello, you seem to be off to a much less fraught start than the OP of this thread.

Tell me, do you know why you can’t divide by zero?
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#108  Postby hackenslash » Oct 31, 2018 12:52 am

scherado wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
scherado wrote:... a method of critical thinking, ... to determine the truth-value of anything. ...
...
Just for the record, I don't accept the notion that "anything" has a truth value. ...


Perhaps you misunderstood what I meant about "anything": I meant something asserted, a statement, anything one reads or hears, is this-or-that factual, and so on. For example, when I read an essay or article in a publication, what we used to call newspapers and such, I need to evaluate what I read for it's truth-value. The same in a publication by a biological evolutionist.


This will be fun. Please, elucidate for us all the truth-value of the following statement (statements fulfilling your above criteria). Let's see what you really have to bring to the table. Ready? Here it is:

This statement is false.

Have at it.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#109  Postby scherado » Nov 01, 2018 7:30 pm

hackenslash wrote:
scherado wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
scherado wrote:... a method of critical thinking, ... to determine the truth-value of anything. ...
...
Just for the record, I don't accept the notion that "anything" has a truth value. ...


Perhaps you misunderstood what I meant about "anything": I meant something asserted, a statement, anything one reads or hears, is this-or-that factual, and so on. For example, when I read an essay or article in a publication, what we used to call newspapers and such, I need to evaluate what I read for it's truth-value. The same in a publication by a biological evolutionist.


This will be fun. Please, elucidate for us all the truth-value of the following statement (statements fulfilling your above criteria). Let's see what you really have to bring to the table. Ready? Here it is:

This statement is false.

Have at it.

"I lie all the time."
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#110  Postby hackenslash » Nov 01, 2018 8:21 pm

Colour me unsurprised.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#111  Postby scherado » Nov 01, 2018 9:28 pm

scherado wrote:
hackenslash wrote:...
This will be fun. ...
This statement is false. ...

"I lie all the time."

hackenslash wrote:Colour me unsurprised.

How about this?:

"I am incomprehensible."

Comprende?

I first saw your example of self-referential paradox, who knows, decades, possibly many decades ago; probably in my university years, early 80s. I don't recall that it was discussed in depth. I gave a few examples of this class of expression. I wonder whether there are any noteworthy examples. I wonder how many there are?

Could it be considered to have NO truth-value? I'll give it some thought.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#112  Postby Cito di Pense » Nov 01, 2018 10:26 pm

This is a sentence containing _____________ vowels.

a) eleven
b) twelve
c) thirteen
d) fourteen
e) fifteen
f) sixteen
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#113  Postby newolder » Nov 01, 2018 10:38 pm

e by gum.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#114  Postby The_Piper » Nov 01, 2018 11:03 pm

Eleventeen? /Butthead
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#115  Postby hackenslash » Nov 01, 2018 11:12 pm

scherado wrote:
How about this?:

"I am incomprehensible."

Comprende?


I understand you perfectly. More importantly, whether I'm comprehensible isn't a matter for a dunderhead to ascertain. My comprehensibility is a matter of some record and, while you may not comprehend, that's hardly a damning indictment of my comprehensibility, especially after your outing trying to mathsplain division by zero to a forum populated by, among others, several mathematicians and physicists.

You can be forgiven, as a latecomer to proceedings, for not knowing with whom you rattle swords (except, of course, that I have a marsden* of an inkling of who you are), but even passing such an assessment on somebody you don't know is idiotic, when the better approach is to question whether you've gotten it wrong.

Of course, you're not interested in that, because your interest is in trolling, and nobody's interested in a troll who's interested in the truth, amiright?

I first saw your example of self-referential paradox, who knows, decades, possibly many decades ago; probably in my university years, early 80s. I don't recall that it was discussed in depth. I gave a few examples of this class of expression. I wonder whether there are any noteworthy examples. I wonder how many there are?

Could it be considered to have NO truth-value? I'll give it some thought.


How long ago you first encountered my example is irrelevant to the fact that the statement is an absurdity. Such an absurdity, in fact, that to even countenance the notion of deriving any truth from it paints one as a complete ass.

Trust me, I'm a fuck of a lot better at this than you are.

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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#116  Postby dogsgod » Nov 02, 2018 1:43 am

Cito di Pense wrote:This is a sentence containing _____________ vowels.

a) eleven
b) twelve
c) thirteen
d) fourteen
e) fifteen
f) sixteen
Fifteen, what did I win?
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#117  Postby Hermit » Nov 02, 2018 4:09 am

dogsgod wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:This is a sentence containing _____________ vowels.

a) eleven
b) twelve
c) thirteen
d) fourteen
e) fifteen
f) sixteen
Fifteen, what did I win?

Nothing. newolder pipped you to the prize.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#118  Postby theropod » Nov 02, 2018 5:19 am

How to troll for answers to your sophomore philosophy courses?
17 years off-grid and counting.

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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#119  Postby dogsgod » Nov 03, 2018 1:32 am

Hermit wrote:
dogsgod wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:This is a sentence containing _____________ vowels.

a) eleven
b) twelve
c) thirteen
d) fourteen
e) fifteen
f) sixteen
Fifteen, what did I win?

Nothing. newolder pipped you to the prize.
So he did, by gum.
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Re: Hello, that was easy.

#120  Postby scherado » Nov 10, 2018 3:10 pm

hackenslash wrote:
scherado wrote:
How about this?:

"I am incomprehensible."

Comprende?


I understand you perfectly. More importantly, whether I'm comprehensible isn't a matter for a dunderhead to ascertain. My comprehensibility is a matter of some record and, while you may not comprehend, that's hardly a damning indictment of my comprehensibility, especially after your outing trying to mathsplain division by zero to a forum populated by, among others, several mathematicians and physicists.
...

On what planet would one think that "I" in the sentence, "I am incomprehensible," is you? I was providing an example of a self-referential sentence.
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