At 10:00 AM 2/15/99 +1100, Tim Bates wrote:
>> IAN: Ya. To use an analogy, if you give me
>> a basket and you say that in this basket is
>> "the answer," and I look in there and there
>> is nothing, I could say that there is no
>> answer, or that the answer is nothing,
>> zero. For the reasons I have stated
>> above, both statements are the same.
>> "No answer" means the answer is the same as zero.
>Ian, not only do i have an empty basket containing the answer (I am
>willing to sell as many of these a you can find a market for), but i have
>an empty hand holding the empty basket. Clearly the answer to the
>universe is in all our hands so long as we keep them empty...
IAN: Zen hand, Zen mind. An empty
hand holds the whole universe.
>Poor, poor, humanity to be prey to such outrageous charlatanry.
IAN: Don't confuse ad-hominem fallacy with logical argumentation, that is charlatanry.