Re: Probability

From: Tom Caylor <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:53:58 -0800 (PST)

On Nov 7, 11:11 am, "A. Wolf" <> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Tom Caylor <> wrote:
> > My interpretation/intent of my below statement is a simple logically
> > consistent statement, akin to saying that a person's subjective point
> > of view is subjective, or more closely, a person's point of view is
> > personal (i.e. from the point of view of a person), or 1+1=2.  Not all
> > absolutist statements can be easily contradicted. Only the
> > inconsistent ones can.
> You said "the personal God is the only one..."  This suggests that
> everyone believes in the same subjective view of God, which is silly.
> The problem here is that the statement is not well-formed.  We're
> discussing things that not only aren't operationally defined, they
> cannot be operationally defined (belief isn't something that can be
> directly measured [1]).

I did not mean to suggest that. I clarified my intent above.

> Absolutist statements can be easily contradicted primarily because any
> statement can be easily contradicted.  ;)

I meant that "Not all absolutist statements can be easily disproven by
contradiction. Only the inconsistent ones can." but I shortened it

> Anna
> References:
> [1] Jodie Foster, cheezy sci-fi movie, 1997


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