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On 13 Apr 2001, at 14:01, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> From: "Robin Faichney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > So analog computing is a proposal intended to explain certain facts
> > or observations?
> No, I don't think so, and I'm surprised that you could come up with
> such a conclusion. (Actually, I suspect you're being deliberately
> obstinate, but it doesn't really matter.) There is no such thing as an
> "analog computer" and hypothesizing such an imaginary structure is a
> useless waste of time. The little list of useless hypotheses is a way
> to help folks avoid wasting time and resources on these dead ends.
What's a thermostat? A rheostat?
> Stay hungry,
> --J. R.
> Useless hypotheses:
> consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will,
> analog computing, cultural relativism
> Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
> but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so
> forever. (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can
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