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Posted by Harvey on September 24, 2003 16:29:18 UTC

I mistyped 'known' for 'knowable' and 'unknown' for 'unknowable', I didn't confuse the concepts.

It seems pretty clear to me, just from this statement where you and Dick are failing to communicate. When you introduced those terms you did two things which confused the communication.

This is simply a red herring brought on by a typo.

Only after you can understand the difference, can you proceed to try to understand what Dick means by the words he chose.

I've asked many times for a definition for 'knowable' and 'unknowable', and each time Dick has backed away from the definitions that he provided. He leaves it up to our imagination. What does your imagination say that these two terms are?

Secondly, you added the adjective 'psychedelic' for some reason that is not clear to me... [it] draws you even further away from the problem you have in understanding the original words in the first place.

Paul, I think this is another example of where you fail to understand Dick (as he is fond of pointing out to even you). Dick is not trying to define these phrases, rather he wishes to leave the full definition of these phrases as an open definition.

Secondly, Dick has acknowledged that one can solve any problem of any kind of data with his approach, this includes psychedelic problems, spiritual problems, cartoonland problems, etc. They all require F=0.

I don't know what Dick's reaction to this was, but it would be understandable to me if it were exasperation.

Exasperation from Dick is to be expected. It happens when you don't agree with him.

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