Re: Is IQ usefully predictive? (and not in this case)

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 14:53:31 MDT


From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey@datamann.com>
> Well, since in the grandest scheme of things, nothing matters, we are
> just a statistical fluke, the most efficient thing is to do nothing...

Hey, that's what the buddha said too!
Hear! Hear! Mike Lorrey is an enlightened master.

> Of course, I've often wondered why numerologists haven't figured out
> Adams' joke. 42 is ascii for "DB", or database. The answer to life, the
> universe, and everything can certainly be found in a database.... you
> just need to know which one. ;)

I didn't know that. Thanks, now I don't need to go looking for the answer.
(21 is ascii for "BA", or bare arse, the answer to the question, why is there
anything rather than nothing can be found when one removes one's head from
one's arse... thus leaving it bare.)


--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego



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