Re: circular logic

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 12:56:52 GMT

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    Hi Robin Faichney -

    >they start with the idea,
    >in other words they do not originate, but imitate.

    Ah, so 'starting with an idea' is imitation, for you. I suppose, in some
    grand way, that might be true. We after all share DNA with practically
    every other form of life on this planet, so I guess one could say we
    imitate the aardvark.

    But, it would seem to me that speaking evolutionarily, 'imitate' is
    fairly useless- we can isolate commonalities, yes, but, to assume
    everything that follows something else is imitating that something else
    is sloppy, at best.

    I did not imitate my father, or my mother- they had certain parts of
    themselves which made me.

    And they didn't make any attempt to imitate themselves when they made me.

    They used the available resources and produced me.

    And a designer of a wheel does exactly the same thing. Uses the available

    He doesn't imitate a damned thing.

    - Wade

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