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Re: [Icehouse] Zendo rules

  • FromJoshua Kronengold <mneme@xxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 10 Mar 2009 13:30:43 -0500
David L. Willson writes:
>What you said, "all (none) of it's blue pyramids are upright" seems
>silly and presumes that null is true. "0 blue pyramids" cannot be
>upright. They are not "upright", or "flat", or "weird", because they
>are null, non-existent.  Those aren't upright, because they aren't
>anything.  They aren't.  A thing that does not exist cannot meet a
>comparative criterion, except with nullity. 

This is a pointless angle.  It also has no relevance to Zendo --
because in terms of the game, it doesn't matter whether the master
views "all blue pyramids are wierd" as being true without blue
pyramids or not; it's still entirely guessable and in points of
ambiguity (on guesses), the master can check.

That said, you are wrong -- you're confusing multiplying by zero with
dividing by zero.  All the pets in my household are cockaroaches.
They're also all aliens from mars, purple, pink, and polka-dotted.

If all = 0, then contradictory things can be true...which is fine,
because 0 * anything is zero.

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