A question of philosophy and pseudoscience

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Offline AllenG

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« on: 03/08/2008 03:49:43 »
While eavesdropping on a conversation of evolution and creationism in the biscuit shop--breakfast restaurant, where the great minds in my bible belt village gather to discuss weighty topics over their morning coffee, a philosophical question I recently encountered came to mind.

Posit the question:  Which is the shallower fountain of knowledge, one person talking about something of which they know nothing, or two people talking about something of which they know nothing?  Is it possible for two people to form a Gestalt of vapidness,  where they in combination actually know less than either would on their own?





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« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2008 08:55:55 »
But isn't this exactly how governments are run?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #2 on: 03/08/2008 11:05:31 »
They could certainly increase the amount bull5hit. Each would deduce something from the other's words and expound even more nonsense.

P.S. Interesting use of the word "Gestalt". I shall have to remember it if I ever write another paper  [:D]
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« Reply #3 on: 03/08/2008 22:30:01 »
Yes - "Gestalt of vapidness" is definitely one to remember [;D]
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 03/08/2008 22:42:12 »
I'm going to be looking for opportunities to use it in conversation  [:D]
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« Reply #5 on: 03/08/2008 23:49:03 »
Here is an example: While conversing with Paul I was suddenly aware of gestalt of vapidness emanating from him."
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #6 on: 04/08/2008 00:01:34 »
Here is an example: While conversing with Paul I was suddenly aware of gestalt of vapidness emanating from him."

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« Reply #7 on: 04/08/2008 04:43:55 »
The air in our café, being rarefied as it was, may have had an effect on my compositional skills.

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« Reply #8 on: 04/08/2008 08:07:42 »
Here is an example: While conversing with Paul I was suddenly aware of gestalt of vapidness emanating from him."

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That would be an ecumenical matter.
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« Reply #9 on: 04/08/2008 08:37:27 »
Here is an example: While conversing with Paul I was suddenly aware of gestalt of vapidness emanating from him."

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Could the emanation be the aroma of Toilet Duck ? [:)]
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« Reply #10 on: 04/08/2008 12:08:14 »
Here is an example: While conversing with Paul I was suddenly aware of gestalt of vapidness emanating from him."

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Could the emanation be the aroma of Toilet Duck ? [:)]

Or Eau de Père Jacques?
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« Reply #11 on: 04/08/2008 17:30:27 »
The glassware washer upper ladies at ICI used to get together for a tea break. It would cause a vacuum of all known reason when they got together.

Example:
Jean: Ooow I was tiddled last night. I drank some of that French wine. I've forgotten the name of it.
Eunice: was it that Lieverfram?
Joan: It's not called Lieverfram silly, it is called Liebfrosham.

So the answer is that two wrong people don't make a right and three....forget it.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #12 on: 05/08/2008 08:54:06 »
Father Jack Compilation (including Toilet Duck)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHVzkUK41yI&NR=1