Message from discussion Deety's and Lewis Carroll's game of sorites in TNOTB - did Deety's 6 statements lead to "Gay Deceiver is a time-traveling machine"?
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From: "Simon Jester UK" <simonjester2...@pantaloons.yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Deety's and Lewis Carroll's game of sorites in TNOTB - did Deety's 6 statements lead to "Gay Deceiver is a time-traveling machine"?
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I'm open to any logical arguments I may have overlooked that Deety's
statements don't lead to only one possible outcome, that being that Gay
Deceiver is "a time-traveling machine." Honestly, the only outcome one can
arrive at from rigorous logical analysis of those six statements is a
(a) Time-traveling machines should not be kept in a drawing room;
(b) Things that are what you expect them to be may be kept in a drawing
Nothing in Deety's six statements seems to me to connect the two folds of
the outcome as I've stated it. I hope someone can show me where I went
wrong on that analysis.
Vance P. Frickey
"I aim to misbehave." Captain Malcolm Reynolds, "Serenity"
I don't believe you are wrong, Vance - do you remember the post/essay by
"Gharlane of Eddore" on TNotB?