Re: Abstractism

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Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 22:24:44 GMT

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    On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 11:42 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > The Rorschach test conveys information to some of the people who see
    > it, even though no information was transmitted.

    > Transmitting an idea is a complicated process that goes far beyond
    > keying words onto a surface for someone to read.

    And there you have the cup and the lip.

    Of course, there's a real problem in you saying that the Rorschach test
    has no information to transmit. First off, it's man-made. That's a big
    'duh'. (Okay, it's made by psychologists- you have a point. What real
    information have any of them ever come up with, after all....) And
    anything non-chaotic and procedural has information, and the Rorschach
    tests are always symmetrical designs- far from informationlessness.

    - Wade

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