FOM: Intuition, Logic, and Induction.
csilver at sophia.smith.edu
Tue Mar 9 10:18:18 EST 1999
On Tue, 9 Mar 1999, Paul Prueitt wrote:
> Charles has requested something that has become quite in vogue. He
> asked that some thing quite extraordinary and having some intrinsic
> complex be fully and completely explained in a few words. Moreover, in
> asking the question rhetorically there is also a seed of doubt sowed in
> an intentional ridicule. The reply then must address the ridicule even
> before turning to the matter at hand.
I intended absolutely no ridicule or even criticism. I simply did
not understand Alexander Zenkin's EA Theorem. I had noticed in his reply
to me that he also thought I intended some implicit criticism. Absolutely
none was intended. I still do not understand his points, which you
suggest are complex and not amenable to the simple kind of answer that I
requested. Therefore, I withdraw my request.
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