rah at shipwright.com
Mon Dec 11 10:15:09 PST 2006
At 3:44 AM -0500 12/7/06, Ulex Europae wrote:
>Oh, horse shit. Physics predates everything but it the last to be
>discovered and explored. Law and Religion are inexorably twined. The
>predecessor of religion, superstition, gives rise to many things.
>Finance and Politics are after-effects of everything else.
There ya go, conflating academic subjects with physical phenomena, again.
Physics, physical phenomena, causes ideas, not the other way around.
>Again: you demonstrate why that code is not widespread already. Ted
>wrote code. It still isn't widespread. Why fucking not?
Because the code didn't work. That's why.
Syntactically it compiled, semantically, it failed in the "usefulness" step.
So. Again. Sue everyone you want. Pass all the laws you want. Send all the
people to jail you want.
If someone writes code (physics), and it makes enough money (finance), then
the laws will change (legislation, politics), and people will change their
minds (philosophy, ethics, religion).
Physics causes Finance, which causes Philosophy.
R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah at ibuc.com>
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"... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity,
[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'
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