Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 19:52:06 GMT
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> > Since Wade dismisses both similarity and type-token construction in
> > his insistence that every thing is a new thing, unrelated to what
> > came before, he has, and can have, no distinctions between the first
> > clumsy time a kid tries to ski and his/her
> > Olympic-Gold-Medal-Winning slalom 20 years later, not any
> > explanation for the quantum difference in skills displayed between
> > them. If every performance is an entirely new performance, nothing
> > can be learned or gained from what has gone before, and one's
> > thousandth beer or ten thousandth cigarette is indistinguishable
> > from one's first, in being, just like the others,
> > unlike them.
> Joe, isn 't this than not similar the to imaginary lines I brought up
> !? In Wade's scheme, my lines would conclure with what he refers to as
> ' new things '. There are no such things like new things in evolution
> Wade argues, so is the Space Shuttle a ' new thing ' or a product of
> human evolution or is it just an evolution of shooting the arrow !?
> There is learned/ gained info avaible, it is " inside " the arrow (
> form/ use/ purpose/ speed/ which metal, what kind of wood) , each time
> a new arrow is constructed or each time a similar form is constructed
> the information/ behavior/ meaning goes along with it. " Memorized "
> Wade's scheme is a pyramid where in the modern days of our todays
> world again, time after time the top (behavior), individualistic is
> replaced. I think !
When old things are combined in ways that they have not been combined before, one gets a new thing.
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