1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 Nov '10 14:501 edit
    Al in the casino...


    Al (typical bright guy with an above average intelligence and healthy disdain for the undiscriminating mentality of the herd) fully appreciated and valued his own observation and reasoning powers. His instinctive contrarian spirit somewhat surprisingly recognized their intrinsic limitation along with the preposterous and utter illogic of any casual leap of faith, yet he eventually elected to employ this third means of human perception... winning a timely jackpot at the only casino in town. Your thoughts?
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    09 Nov '10 15:15
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Al in the casino...


    Al (typical bright guy with an above average intelligence and healthy disdain for the undiscriminating mentality of the herd) fully appreciated and valued his own observation and reasoning powers. His instinctive contrarian spirit somewhat surprisingly recognized their intrinsic limitation along with the preposterous and ...[text shortened]... means of human perception... winning a timely jackpot at the only casino in town. Your thoughts?[/b]
    Got lucky?
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 Nov '10 19:261 edit
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH

    Got lucky?
    Sort of (even though Al's thread may be destined to live its life out as an ornament).
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    09 Nov '10 19:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Sort of (even though Al's thread may be destined to live its life out as an ornament).
    I'm sure Aesop had his own roadblocks before he discovered animals.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Nov '10 09:451 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay

    I'm sure Aesop had his own roadblocks before he discovered animals.
    Refreshing to see confidence expressed within this Doubting Tom forum.
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    10 Nov '10 10:051 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Al in the casino...


    Al (typical bright guy with an above average intelligence and healthy disdain for the undiscriminating mentality of the herd) fully appreciated and valued his own observation and reasoning powers. His instinctive contrarian spirit somewhat surprisingly recognized their intrinsic limitation along with the preposterous and ...[text shortened]... means of human perception... winning a timely jackpot at the only casino in town. Your thoughts?[/b]
    I am not sure that I follow, but are you claiming to know someone capable of correctly predicting lottery outcomes? If so, do you have his number?
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    10 Nov '10 16:26
    Originally posted by twhitehead

    I am not sure that I follow, but are you claiming to know someone capable of correctly predicting lottery outcomes? If so, do you have his number?
    Twhitehead, believe you're quite familiar with Albert and aware of the fact that

    this conversational gambit's sole focus is the third means of human perception.
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    Artificial Intelligence would come in handy at the casino.
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    10 Nov '10 17:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Twhitehead, believe you're quite familiar with Albert and aware of the fact that

    this conversational gambit's sole focus is the third means of human perception.
    No I am not familiar with Albert and I do not understand the conversational gambit in question. Would you care to elaborate so that I can understand what you are getting at. It seems that you are like Freaky who likes to make a vague OP then spends the whole thread refusing to explain what he really means and expecting everyone to be able to read his mind.
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    10 Nov '10 20:22
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Al in the casino...


    Al (typical bright guy with an above average intelligence and healthy disdain for the undiscriminating mentality of the herd) fully appreciated and valued his own observation and reasoning powers. His instinctive contrarian spirit somewhat surprisingly recognized their intrinsic limitation along with the preposterous and ...[text shortened]... means of human perception... winning a timely jackpot at the only casino in town. Your thoughts?[/b]
    Glad you are back posting Bobbeth (and not floating in a pool of your own putrefying flesh next to the huge pile of 1950's newspapers and dusty ginger jars in your basement); still have no idea what the heck you are on about though.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Nov '10 23:00
    Originally posted by twhitehead

    No I am not familiar with Albert and I do not understand the conversational gambit in question. Would you care to elaborate so that I can understand what you are getting at. It seems that you are like Freaky who likes to make a vague OP then spends the whole thread refusing to explain what he really means and expecting everyone to be able to read his mind.
    "No I am not familiar with Albert..."

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955), of course.


    "... and I do not understand the conversational gambit in question."

    Points of view regarding the only three means of human perception

    (observation/empiricism, reasoning/rationalism and leap of faith).


    "It seems that you are like Freaky who likes to make a vague OP..."

    Maybe playful and nuanced, Twhitehead, but never intentionally 'vague'.
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    10 Nov '10 23:07
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Artificial Intelligence would come in handy at the casino.
    Perhaps, Pal, though totally counterintuitive and tangential to our conversation.
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    11 Nov '10 05:07
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"No I am not familiar with Albert..."

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955), of course.


    "... and I do not understand the conversational gambit in question."

    Points of view regarding the only three means of human perception

    (observation/empiricism, reasoning/rationalism and leap of faith).


    "It seems that you are like Freaky who ...[text shortened]... ue OP..."

    Maybe playful and nuanced, Twhitehead, but never intentionally 'vague'.[/b]
    Edit: "Points of view regarding the only three means of human perception(observation/empiricism, reasoning/rationalism and leap of faith)."

    Methinks these points of view don't hold for perception is related to the evaluation of our 6 senses alone, whilst the leap of faith is an unwanted distortion. Furthermore, reasoning/ rationalism is an ever changing process related to specific units of updatable knowledge (ta panta rei).
    So I prefer the tools known as perception, inference, recognition of likeness, and testimony­čśÁ
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    11 Nov '10 06:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955), of course.
    I still have no idea how I was expected to know that. I certainly don't immediately connect 'Al' with 'Albert Einstein', nor did I know he had ever won a lottery.

    Points of view regarding the only three means of human perception

    (observation/empiricism, reasoning/rationalism and leap of faith).

    I cant see how a leap of faith can be called 'human perception'. It is essentially by definition avoidance of perception.

    Maybe playful and nuanced, Twhitehead, but never intentionally 'vague'.
    Thats good to know.
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    11 Nov '10 08:00
    Originally posted by twhitehead

    I still have no idea how I was expected to know that. I certainly don't immediately connect 'Al' with 'Albert Einstein', nor did I know he had ever won a lottery.

    Points of view regarding the only three means of human perception

    (observation/empiricism, reasoning/rationalism and leap of faith).
    I cant see how a leap of faith can be called 'human percept ...[text shortened]... playful and nuanced, Twhitehead, but never intentionally 'vague'.
    Thats good to know.
    I still have no idea how I was expected to know that. I certainly don't immediately

    connect 'Al' with 'Albert Einstein', nor did I know he had ever won a lottery.



    Common reference to Einstein's 'Quantum Leap of Faith' which (having exhausted his eyes in the lab and

    his mind in a vast computational labyrinth) resulted in his successful discovery of the Theory of Relativity.
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