[ExI] A dispassionate examination of being an upload.
jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 19 04:56:06 UTC 2010
On Sep 18, 2010, at 6:52 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
>> your third grade English teacher told you, that "I" is a pronoun when in reality it is a adjective. You are the way matter behaves when it is organized in a Alangrimesian way.
> I know you're awfully fond of this koan, John
You are correct.
> rather as you're fond of misusing "effect" when you mean "affect"
You are incorrect. I know what I mean and I don't mean "affect", I mean "effect", as in "cause and effect". The only excuse the word "affect" has for existing is in it's secondary meaning of "to pretend", otherwise "effect" does just fine thank you very much.
> but the words you want here are "an adverb." Not "a adjective." It's the *behaving* (a verb) you're paying attention to, not the *matter* (a noun)
You are incorrect about that too. "I" cannot be just about behaving because there must be something to behave, matter in this case. "I" is a description of matter, and yes it's true that description determines the way it behaves but that doesn't make "I" an adverb; "fast" determines the way a fast car behaves but that doesn't make "fast" an adverb either.
Matter is a noun, an adjective modifies a noun, "I" modifies matter, hence "I" modifies a noun, hence "I" is an adjective.
John K Clark
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