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Phil Carmody wrote:
> Chris Smith <cdsmith_at_twu.net> writes:
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>>Brian Selzer <brian_at_selzer-software.com> wrote: >> >>>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. >> >>Definitely.
>>>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. >> >>That statement was made, though, in the context of defining the median. >>The definition put forth (I don't recall by whom) is that the median is >>the number c such that the sum of the distances of each member of the >>set from c is minimized. In that context, the statement makes sense. >>When considering the set {0, 1}, any real number c from zero to one >>minimizes the sum of distances of members of the set from from c. >> >>Not meant to encourage juvenile behavior, but there was context for that >>statement.
Nah. Brian is a self-aggrandizing ignorant who showed up in c.d.t a few weeks ago. He likes to make long-winded arguments full of concrete examples while simple statements regarding the essential abstractions sail clear over his head.
I added him to my twit filter weeks ago. Received on Mon Sep 25 2006 - 06:38:37 CDT