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Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

From: Brian Selzer <brian_at_selzer-software.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 23:17:18 GMT
Message-ID: <2mERg.4346$TV3.789@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>

"Phil Carmody" <thefatphil_demunged_at_yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message news:87mz8pj7id.fsf_at_nonospaz.fatphil.org...
> "Brian Selzer" <brian_at_selzer-software.com> writes:
>> > Apparently you meant to shoot yourself in the foot - and
>> > for the first time in your life - you're a success!
>>
>> Unfortunately, by descending into the gutter you've succeeded in shooting
>> yourself in the foot, and in so doing, have tainted any argument you've
>> made
>> up to this point: only someone lacking in imagination or intelligence or
>> someone whose argument is weak to begin with has any need to resort to
>> profanity or personal attacks.
>
> Logical fallacy - the arguement is independent of the attitude
> with which it is delivered.
>

There is no fallacy, except in your statement. Only a fool would accept at face value any assertion made by a liar, a lunatic or a buffoon. The introduction of profanity and personal attacks leads one to question the motivation, intelligence, and maturity of the speaker. It is prudent, therefore, for one to reevaluate any argument put forth by such a person, taking that adolescent behavior into account.

> If my argument is flawed, show us all this flaw. Put up, or shut up.
>

You wrote, "There are some sets, such as {0, 1}, where every value between 0 and 1 (including both endpoints) is minimum."

Unless 0 and 1 belong to some domain other than integers, whole numbers or real numbers, it is clear that 0 is the minimum value of the set {0, 1}. I don't know where you came up with the idea that both values are minimum.

> Mathematics is not about about imagination - it's about correctness.
>

Imagination is the foundation of both math and science. Where else could a hypothesis originate? Without imagination, there is nothing left to prove.

> Phil
> --
> "Home taping is killing big business profits. We left this side blank
> so you can help." -- Dead Kennedys, written upon the B-side of tapes of
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Received on Sun Sep 24 2006 - 18:17:18 CDT

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