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33 minutes ago, Endy0816 said:

I want to write a response but I need to go catch a lift to buy some biscuits at the arcade.

You need to ride an elevator to go get some crackers in the covered shopping area before you can reply? You must be hangry. 

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10 hours ago, StringJunky said:

This can go off on all sorts of tangents.

Yes, I realise. When I suggested that "what if" it wasn't in a strictly deterministic sense.

When I said that, out of the top of my head, I pictured it like a series of arrows, conditioned in turn by the internal logic of the language. Plus also implications in the other direction (physical --> linguistic.) So I suppose the landscape would be pretty complicated.

9 hours ago, MSC said:

interesting, in your words is an underlying claim. "We choose what we believe in" is that true? Do we really have choice in belief? :)

If I say, "I don't believe you" am I choosing that or not?

You tell me. But if we continue this conversation we may awaken the balrog of free will that lives in the depths of this forum. ;)

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6 hours ago, joigus said:

You tell me. But if we continue this conversation we may awaken the balrog of free will that lives in the depths of this forum. ;)

Me to an undergrads conceptualisation of Free-Will; YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

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20 hours ago, MSC said:

Sounds like your Hodja has read MR Cohens Preface to logic. I like that! Either that or he's quite intelligent and is inferring the same thing as Cohen. 

 

 

 

no. but not sure.

again as far as I know this is being taught or known so in a brench of science named "cybernetic"

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adding a phrase

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13 hours ago, iNow said:

You need to ride an elevator to go get some crackers in the covered shopping area before you can reply? You must be hangry. 

Very hangry. Although I'm being transported by a friend to buy small round cakes of leavened bread from a place where games can be played.

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20 hours ago, MigL said:

There are certain rules that make it less of a 'crap-shoot', but you can definitely go to certain parts of my city, and speaking proper English, you will not be understood, or, at best, misinterpreted.

I understand that many married people can experience this at home.

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