[ExI] Meaningless Symbols.

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Jan 16 20:27:10 UTC 2010

On 1/16/2010 11:06 AM, John Clark wrote:

>> I just poured 3 cups of water into a 2 cup jar. Does the fact that it
>> stopped accepting water after I'd put in 2 cups and overflowed the
>> rest mean it *understands* 3>2?

> Yes.
>> Then I put a 1 foot rule next to a book and the 9 matched up with the
>> top of the book. Did the rule *understand* how tall the book is?

> Yes.

> Given the above you may not be in the strongest position to call
> anything idiocy.

I... see... <backs away carefully>

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