Re: ATOMISM: Crackpot Theory

Prof. Gomes (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 20:44:09

At 15:17 16/03/98 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Definitions are the groundwork from where argument
>> >begins: to call a definition "argument" is like
>> >calling a dish washer a chef--sure, you can't enjoy
>> >the food without clean dishes, but that's not where
>> >the real meat is.
>> IAN: Where did I say "a definition is an argument"?
>In almost everything you write. You spend pages and pages
>on defining "Identity" and claim that this is an exercise
>of reason in itself. You can have your definition if you
>like--it's no skin off my nose. But the old definition--
>even if it's "wrong" in some sense--manages to feed me,
>build houses, move me around, and generally make my life
>interesting. If you want us to accept your definition,
>show us how using your definition /accomplishes/ something
>tangible and real in my life.
>Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
>"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
>are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
>for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

WARNING: Someone could perfectly have told the same things to Einstein,
when he was talking about relativity X newtonian... (but it is not the case
in this particular discussion...: Even Einstein used the same