[ExI] Meaning in life (Was: Who has a vote that counts?)

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Sun Aug 2 16:35:41 UTC 2020

 > If truth means unhappiness, then screw truth.

bill w:
 > How can you call yourself a scientist?

Somehow this reminds me of a couple of conversations.

Me: "I once had a book of science humor, about which the remarkable 
thing was--"

Dad: "It wasn't funny?"

Me: "On the contrary.  It was stuff that scientists would find funny, 
rather than stories *about* scientists that a journalist found funny. 
Now maybe I have no right to say that, as I'm not a scientist."

Dad (a scientist) made some inarticulate protest.

Me: "Well, we can say I'm culturally a scientist."


Me: "I don't call myself a mathematician because I've never proven an 
original theorem."

Other: "That's how I know you're a real mathematician."

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