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A Trivial Absolute Truth!

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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on April 15, 2001 03:04:27 UTC

Paul,

This is where I think you fail to understand my work. Definitions are, as you say, trivial absolute truth, but they make communication possible. My definition of reality: reality is a set of numbers, is indeed a trivial absolute truth (if you accept it as a workable definition). My argument that it is a rational definition which fits the common perception (or underlies any common communicable conception) seems to me to be very strong. Particularly in view of the fact that no one else has presented me with a definitive alternative definition of reality.

But, given that "trivial absolute truth", I can deduce a large number of other "trivial absolute truths". The field of modern physics for example. Thus I deny very strongly that “none of these truths ... tell us anything about reality".

Sorry I keep harping on the issue. I keep hoping you will see the underlying consequences.

Have fun -- Dick

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