[extropy-chat] META: Re: what is probability?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jan 18 22:11:39 UTC 2007

At 04:52 PM 1/18/2007 -0500, gts wrote:

> > No need to imply wrath. Sometimes threads simply go on too long and list
> > members like a little variety.
>Sorry Natasha, but I didn't realize it was my or anyone else's job to
>provide list members with variety.

That's fairly said. :)

>The existence of one active thread does not preclude the existence of
>other active threads.

But oddly enough, it does seem to. Especially in the absence of a few 
quite different threads already in play. I suppose it's a bit like 
two or three people loudly picking nits in the middle of a dinner 
party, it seems to dry up the rest of the conversations and other 
people tend to tighten their lips and leave early. It *shouldn't* 
work that way in cyberspace, especially among intellectuals 
accustomed to the seminar room, but we're creatures of habit and the 
social body...

Damien Broderick 

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