Virgil wrote: > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > email@example.com wrote: > [...] > > > > The statement "I am" is proven true the moment it is asserted, for it > > could not possibly be asserted if it wasn't true. As it asserts nothing > > less than the existence of whoever or whatever asserted. > > > In what sense is the claim of "I am" by a simple bot necessarily true?
No statement has been made in anything I wrote about "what" I am or "who" I am. No such stement needs to be made. The statement "I am" asserts the existence of *whoever or whatever* formulated it.
What part of "whoever or whatever" is difficult for you?
"[...]Note that I make no claims (here, yet) _what_ I am or _who_ I am or _where_ I am or similar things -- but _that_ I am is known to me with absolute, 100% certainty."
It does not matter what process generates the claim "I am". It does not matter what hardware or software underlie it's generation. For *whatever it is* is most certainly exists or it could not have generated the claim. The only way the statement "I am" can be false is if it cannot be generated at all since there is nothing whatsoever to generate it.
If and when you encounter any kind of statement that is roughly isomorphic to "I exist" then you are looking at an absolute, objective truth since there must have been *something* or *someone* who generated that statement. And that is all that this statement claims.
This has been pointed out to you before.
All this is trivial and obvious.
Really -- you should try self-awareness one of these days. It helps in figuring out the meaning of simple statements like the above.