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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Another Spock Rule question

  • From"Terry Bailey Sr." <tbaileysr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 4 Aug 2011 16:07:05 -0400
If a student gets so frustrated with a master that he uses a pyramid to inflict bodily harm on said master namely sticking it where the virtual sun (beamed or otherwise) don't shine which Spock rule is that ?

Sent from my iPhone , that's why there are typo's. Smart phone but not smart thumbs.

On Aug 4, 2011, at 3:59 PM, "shadowfirebird@gmail" <shadowfirebird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Then the rules that are too hard should ideally be disallowed, and the ones that aren't shouldn't be.
> BTW your second example fails the spock rule...
> ----- Original message -----
>> Shadowfirebird <shadowfirebird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> If we're agreed that it is a poor rule, then rather than trying to
>>> decide
>>> whether it is valid according to the One True Rules (which is at best
>>> academic), maybe we should be trying to find an interpretation of the
>>> rules
>>> that makes it invalid.   Or, the problem with the rules as written which
>>> means it is valid when it should not be.
>> Here's the thing--I don't think it should be invalid.   It's a reductio
>> example of of a too hard rule, but there are plenty of other rules in
>> that spectrum that are, and should be valid rules.
>> Depending on what direction you"re going, rules in that spectrum which
>> aren't necessarily too hard are:
>> Bn iff consists of a single stack, and that stack is in alphabetical
>> order by color. (Violet = violet, clear = clear)
>> Bn iff the koan contains a color that was present on the shirt I was
>> wearing when the game started.
>> Bn iff it exactly matches the starting koan.
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