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Re: [ontolog-forum] Model or Reality

To: Chris Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>, Ontolog <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:48:54 -0400
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CM = Chris Menzel    (02)

CM: To the contrary, we have ample facts to warrant the judgment
    that Pat's lunch partner is irrational (with respect to his
    belief about what his god expected of him):    (03)

CM: 1. He believes he is obligated to kill Rushdie and would
       in fact do so if presented the opportunity.    (04)

CM: 2. Either he is certain about his obligation to kill Rushdie
       or he is not.    (05)

CM: 3. If he is certain, then he is irrational, as it is impossible
       to have certain knowledge about what invisible beings expect
       of us.    (06)

CM: 4. If he is not certain, then he is irrational, as he willing
       to commit murder on the basis of a belief (namely, that he
       is obligated to kill Rushdie) that he does not know with
       any certainty to be true.    (07)

CM: Either way, Pat's lunch partner is irrational.    (08)

Let us extrapolate CM 3 to a general premiss of fallibility:    (09)

3.  Any human being who thinks to be certain about anything is irrational.    (010)

Extracting the general rules of the other premisses,
we have just established that all war is irrational.    (011)

That seems like enough work for one week ...    (012)

The (Dept. of) Defense Rests --    (013)

TGIF !!!    (014)

Jon Awbrey    (015)

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