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Pragmatism?
    #3710090 - 01/31/05 10:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Imagine you are sitting there reading what is here.
How would you prove to yourself that you are reading this?

One way, could be to take what you did, and compare it to what you are doing.

Another way could be to compare what you are doing to what you did.

Yet another way could be comparing what you will do, with what you did.

And so on,...  is there a way to prove that you read this, that would be some kind of axiom?

I am not sure what I[s] (being) asked, but if anyone does, is there no current topic, so... 

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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3710127 - 01/31/05 10:35 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You make my brain hurt. i like people who can make me feel dumb.
whether it's my lack of comprehension, or your lack of coherence it doesnt matter. i like you. Lets confuse eachother some time. :evil:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3710785 - 02/01/05 12:43 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

so the way to proof is through comparison?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3710861 - 02/01/05 01:01 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

What I got from it was that what you and he are calling comparison I would call relativity. Sweet perspective gomp!:cool:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3710895 - 02/01/05 01:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

ahem... so the way to proof is through relativity?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3710956 - 02/01/05 01:20 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

That's what he seemed to be questioning himself if that's how you looked at it. :shrug:

Depends on how you look at it as gomp was saying how do you prove one way of seeing something is how it is-I think.

Your guess is as good as mine.

Gomp, is this why you called Einstein crazy today?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3711610 - 02/01/05 04:16 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Gomp said:
Imagine you are sitting there reading what is here.
How would you prove to yourself that you are reading this?




maybe it isn't relevant, since whether or not you REALLY ARE sitting here reading this doesn't seem to make a difference one way or the other.

but maybe it IS relevant..!


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3712396 - 02/01/05 10:58 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Well, there's an external world, and an internal. This is because the external world is made by our organs, and they themselves cannot be the work of our organs ? hihi, it cant make itself? This reply then, is 'proof' enough for me that I've read. Need more ? :smile:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: sagacity]
    #3713923 - 02/01/05 04:49 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

a reflection can not reflect the very same reflection? :wink:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3719464 - 02/02/05 04:28 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Is that your reflection ? :smile: We're all premises for change ? I dont know where Im going at all  :smirk:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: sagacity]
    #3719903 - 02/02/05 05:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

That doesn't really make sense. How could I answer your question if I hadn't read your post?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Areib]
    #3719935 - 02/02/05 06:03 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Areib said:
That doesn't really make sense. How could I answer your question if I hadn't read your post?




how could you be surprised by anyone, not knowing they are there?

(don't know what I'm aiming at, just almost see a correlation)  :confused: :thumbup: :heart:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3722088 - 02/03/05 12:13 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

What are you trying to say?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3722705 - 02/03/05 02:03 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Gomp said:
Imagine you are sitting there reading what is here.
How would you prove to yourself that you are reading this?





Because I have no need to prove to myself that I am reading your words to myself, I will not be sitting here trying to convince myself that I had read what you wrote.

If you had asked me to prove to someone else that I read what you wrote, I would recite, from memory, the words from your post, or at least your general intent.


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Areib]
    #3724181 - 02/03/05 12:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Areib said:
What are you trying to say?




maybe, what I'm saying?


try to do, when i could do? why try?  :eek:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Frog]
    #3724194 - 02/03/05 12:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Frog said:
Quote:

Gomp said:
Imagine you are sitting there reading what is here.
How would you prove to yourself that you are reading this?





Because I have no need to prove to myself that I am reading your words to myself, I will not be sitting here trying to convince myself that I had read what you wrote. 

If you had asked me to prove to someone else that I read what you wrote, I would recite, from memory, the words from your post, or at least your general intent.





could you prove to someone else that I read what you wrote?  :confused: :thumbup: :heart:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3724223 - 02/03/05 12:39 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

but if the wind blew me in the right direction, could i even care?


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3724292 - 02/03/05 12:59 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Gomp said:
Imagine you are sitting there reading what is here.
How would you prove to yourself that you are reading this?




by reading it?  :confused:


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Gomp]
    #3724743 - 02/03/05 03:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

"maybe, what I'm saying?


try to do, when i could do? why try?"
Okay yoda ...

Answer my question, please. Were you actually saying something logical? Because it wasn't registering, and sounded suspiciously like pretentious BS to me, not to be rude or anything.


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Re: Pragmatism? [Re: Areib]
    #3724799 - 02/03/05 03:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Areib said:
"maybe, what I'm saying?


try to do, when i could do? why try?"
Okay yoda ...

Answer my question, please. Were you actually saying something logical? Because it wasn't registering, and sounded suspiciously like pretentious BS to me, not to be rude or anything.




then let it be pretentious BS.. I was saying what I said :wink:

rephrase the question?    :sun:
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