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