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What Makes Numbers Independent Of Reality Won't Make Da Opposite

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on April 28, 2002 20:25:00 UTC

Paul wrote:
"A closer analogy would be, Dick's continuous math is to reality as the circuit diagram of an electronic sound system is to the sound of an orchestra.

Hi this is a beautiful step forward in clarifying it. Luis was being very fuzzy. But his intuition prompted you to make a nice clarification for folks with a math IQ under 125. Now that you have been reminded, I assume you will never let Luis manipulate you again in this way.

Luis wrote:
"***We can replicate just about anything by quantifying it...***

Well, that is certainly good news.
With your highly detailed methodology,
can the bean counters 'lay off' the assembly workers and the engineers ... without any loss in production? This allows everyone but the bean counters to take a well deserved vacation, but places an unfair burden on the bean counters to support the whole economy.

Oh... wait... you "quantified it!" --
"just about" anything.
That's less than the original anything.

I could have said more but I'm not paid enough...
I'm not paid 'just about anything' at all !

Warm regards,
Mioke

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