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Topic: FWIW: interesting quote from Ted Kaczynski
Replies: 13   Last Post: Jan 10, 2013 6:06 PM

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 David Petry Posts: 1,104 Registered: 12/8/04
Re: FWIW: interesting quote from Ted Kaczynski
Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:12 PM

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:35:23 AM UTC-8, Jesse F. Hughes wrote:
> david petry <david_lawrence_petry@yahoo.com> writes:
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> > On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:00:05 PM UTC-8, Jesse F. Hughes wrote:
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> >> david petry <david_lawrence_petry@yahoo.com> writes:
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> >> > It's not obvious that we should tolerate pseudoscience in the public
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> >> > universities.
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> >> Why, you're adorable, you are!
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> >> [blather deleted]
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> > You know, Jesse, you seem to have not a clue what this discussion is
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> > all about, and yet you keep making lots and lots of noise. In what
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> > way are you not a crackpot?
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> Here's the first part of my so-called blather.
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> The simple fact is that investigating what theorems are derivable
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> from a set of axioms is not pseudoscience, dear sir. Oh, you may
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> think the axioms are uninteresting, or dubious, or crap, but this
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> does not make the mathematics pseudoscience.
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> I stand by it. Studying the deductive consequences of a set of axioms
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> is not pseudoscience, no matter what you think of the axioms.

Studying the combinatorics of the rules of chess is not pseudoscience, but it is also not mathematics. Not really. I guess you could call it an application of mathematics, but even that would be a bit of a stretch.

I don't think you have made any point that contradicts anything I have said.

> Other than that, fine rebuttal! You've shown your intellectual
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> prowess by deleting everything I said. Good show!

I think that explains a lot. You participate in this discussion group to show off your intellectual prowess, and you assume we are all here for the same purpose. That's a wrong assumption.

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> Milestones in history
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> Jan. 16, 2007
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> On this date, two MIT computer science postdocs called an adjunct
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> philosophy professor at Salem State college for help with BASH scripting.

Date Subject Author
1/8/13 Jesse F. Hughes
1/8/13 David Petry
1/8/13 Scott Berg
1/9/13 Robin Chapman
1/9/13 David Petry
1/9/13 Jesse F. Hughes
1/9/13 Michael Stemper
1/9/13 Jesse F. Hughes
1/10/13 David Petry
1/10/13 Jesse F. Hughes
1/10/13 David Petry
1/10/13 Jesse F. Hughes
1/10/13 Jim Burns