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'[OT] annoying kids'
2005\11\28@112935 by olin piclist

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Gerhard Fiedler wrote:
>> I would like to shut off OT also as I don't want the annoying kid
>> screaming during dinner over pointless discussions about what is
>> knowable, [...]
>
> Not sure how to read that exactly, and my reading may well be wrong. Did
> you just call me an annoying kid,

No, I was using the same analogy that John Nall used when he signed off from
OT.  He said that some of the OT discussions felt like an annoying kid
screaming during dinner.

> or did you call some thoughts about
> the "knowable" criterion used every now and then by James pointless?

Yes.  The thread about what is knowable sounds a lot like philosophical
discussion a few 100 years about about how many angels can dance on the head
of a pin.

>> I think whether a topic is about something "unknowable" is a difficult
>> and too subjective a standard.
>
> If above the second is correct, then why is this thought about the
> suitability of the "knowable" criterion /not/ pointless?

I wasn't discussing what was knowable or not, only suggesting that there are
better criteria for deciding whether a PIClist thread is relavant.


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