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Thread #107407   Message #2242801
Posted By: Amos
23-Jan-08 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Oooo! LEt's have a squabble on that one: "Resolved--The number of sheep Bill has is relevant." Discuss.

Your remark about the book club was very funny, Rig. They would probably counter that it was a very, very good book.

Bill's love affair with the gods of Logic and Boolean Propositions is charming, but it overlooks the fact that real life is awkward, volatile, shape-shifting, and often balks at holding still for propositional logic. Logicians HAVE to eliminate a lot of material in order to make their propositions even manageable. Acheiving internal consistency in a set of logical propositions is definitely virtuous, don't get me wrong. But if one ignores the edges, you can end up making your vessel all ship-shape and Bristol-fashion only to discover it is sitting in the middle of the Sahara Forest.