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Re: Mis-information (FYI)

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bradford hatcher wrote:Hey guys- This is a misquote
These statements have not been found to be true:

What I said was
Students of the Book of Changes, the I Ching, or the Yijing as it is now
spelled, will at some time be called upon to believe one or more of the
following claims. All eight of these statements are False:

Bradford
I am not sure what your reply was for. Please be more speicific: what statements have not been found to be true?

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laotan wrote:
bradford hatcher wrote:Hey guys- This is a misquote
These statements have not been found to be true:

What I said was
Students of the Book of Changes, the I Ching, or the Yijing as it is now
spelled, will at some time be called upon to believe one or more of the
following claims. All eight of these statements are False:

Bradford
I am not sure what your reply was for. Please be more speicific: what statements have not been found to be true?
The statements that I made in my book that were quoted at the very beginning of this tread.
I did not say that "they have not been found to be true." I said, with a great deal more certainty,
that they were false.

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Re: Mis-information (FYI)

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bradford hatcher wrote:
laotan wrote:
bradford hatcher wrote:Hey guys- This is a misquote
These statements have not been found to be true:

What I said was
Students of the Book of Changes, the I Ching, or the Yijing as it is now
spelled, will at some time be called upon to believe one or more of the
following claims. All eight of these statements are False:

Bradford
I am not sure what your reply was for. Please be more speicific: what statements have not been found to be true?
The statements that I made in my book that were quoted at the very beginning of this tread.
I did not say that "they have not been found to be true." I said, with a great deal more certainty,
that they were false.
Is there any major difference between false and not true?

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laotan wrote: Is there any major difference between false and not true?
Certainly a difference between false and not yet found to be true.
As long as you've done your research, the first one allows you to put
the nonsense, hooey and lies behind you and move on to more
productive areas of study. It's like outgrowing the Easter Bunny.

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Re: Mis-information (FYI)

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You like jokes. Perhaps you'll find some interesting subjects to post here instead?
bradford hatcher wrote:
laotan wrote: Is there any major difference between false and not true?
Certainly a difference between false and not yet found to be true.
As long as you've done your research, the first one allows you to put
the nonsense, hooey and lies behind you and move on to more
productive areas of study. It's like outgrowing the Easter Bunny.

bradford hatcher

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laotan wrote:You like jokes. Perhaps you'll find some interesting subjects to post here instead?
Here's one that's on topic. Nietzsche, in Will to Power, wrote:
At bottom, it has been an aesthetic taste that has hindered man the most: it believed in the picturesque effect of truth. It demanded of the man of knowledge that he should produce a powerful effect on the imagination.

Few people can see that the miraculous is only draped in the thinnest veil of ordinariness, and this rubs off quite easily. But these people don't need excessive mythology, exaggeration and hyberbole to appreciate the wonder of it all.

Then, too, there are different cognitive styles. Some people take their mental notes with sharpened number one pencils and a fresh pink pearl eraser to make corrections and revisions. And some, for varying reasons, are limited to jumbo crayons and no ability to erase errors. I guess I only write for he former - I'm ill-equipped to teach children and religious folk.

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Re: Mis-information (FYI)

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bradford hatcher wrote:
laotan wrote:You like jokes. Perhaps you'll find some interesting subjects to post here instead?
Then, too, there are different cognitive styles. Some people take their mental notes with sharpened number one pencils and a fresh pink pearl eraser to make corrections and revisions. And some, for varying reasons, are limited to jumbo crayons and no ability to erase errors. I guess I only write for he former - I'm ill-equipped to teach children and religious folk.
I am afraid you aren't equipped at all to teach somebody.

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