Re: virus: SM

Brett Lane Robertson (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 12:07:39 -0500

I think the same definitions are accessible in practice and
I gave an example: "all humans have a common ancestor" is
true for everyone using the same definitions of each
constituent word. Can you show me how my counterexample
is wrong?

David McFadzean


I'm not exactly sure how David's example speaks to the topic (How does the
above statement prove that reality is consistent for all people using the
same definitions?); but, rising to the occasion, I will show a
counterexample which *might* be wrong--but wouldn't it be interesting if it
were true?!?

All ancestors have a (one) common human descendent.

Based on the accepted nature of the first statement, and on the processes of
logic (this would be associative? communicative? inductive? deductive?); I
would have to say that the second statement is true--at least in theory.


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