[ExI] difficult (?) puzzle

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Tue Jul 7 18:18:41 UTC 2020



> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
Subject: [ExI] difficult (?) puzzle


'They say that a wise man can catch the wind in a net.'


For what is that a metaphor?


bill w




It is an over-specification BillW.  Any person, male or female, wise or other-wise (heh) for that matter any lifeform capable of wielding the device can catch the wind in a net.  Take one outside on a windy day, see it billow like a sail as it catches the wind.  The wind gets thru easily enough of course, but the word “catch” is over-constrained in this case.


Simplified and generalized form: nets catch the wind.


Often wise old sayings are only old.


The deep meaning of a Zen koan or a Beatles song is supplied by the hearer.



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