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I Just Had A Proper Subset Of Reality With Some Ice-cream

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Posted by Just Dropping By on September 24, 2003 19:47:13 UTC

"The difference between bananas and reality is that the former is a proper subset of the latter"

You're sidetracking again. The difference between bananas and reality is that not everything that is true about bananas is true about reality, and vice-versa. DoctorDick claims his equations are true for any set of numbers, and that means physics is true for the set of "all bananas in the universe".

Now the point is not that the laws of physics don't apply to bananas, the point is that the laws of physics are not meaningful to describe them. And any person who replies to the question "what is a banana" with the answer "a bananas is a proper subset of reality" does not, in my opinion, understand anything about bananas! Let alone reality!

"I am not interested in responding to a challenge to defend against an ad hominem attack"

Maybe not, but I'm interested in siding with the people who have been victims of DoctorDick's vicious ad hominem attacks. And the best way I can do that is by exposing the quackery of his "paper" (which is not a paper but actually a crank website)

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