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Maybe I Can Prove It!

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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on October 7, 2002 01:37:48 UTC

Hi Harv,

After I made the post above, I was soaking in the bath and realized that maybe I can prove the set is empty! I have never considered myself as a great at proving theorems but this seems logical to me.

Let us consider the existence of a "thing" which is impossible to refer to. Let us call this thing "A". Given that, what can we say about "A"?

Whoops, I just referred to it! Well clearly since we have referred to it, it certainly is not a member of the set of "things" which cannot be referred to. It follows that any "thing" which cannot be referred to is not a member of the set of those "things" which cannot be referred to! The only possibility is that the set of "things" which cannot be referred to is empty.

If that proof is correct, then my work applies to all concepts of reality, communicable or not!

Have fun -- Dick

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