Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

On rhetorical sleight-of-hand

See, this is why we all wish Declan blogged more. And it's not even about agreeing with him about income-splitting, either, because only the last paragraph is opinion. I just dig his brain.

3 comments:

West End Bound said...

Thanks for the heads up on this blog - Very good.

The JF said...

As a hacker (not the evil break your computer with virus type that the media talks about, this type of hacker), I just can't get past the first part!

For some proposition p:

p implies p
suppose p
therefore p


It registers in my head as,

string p = "equality"

if p == p
{
p = p;
}

if p == p
{
p = p
}

Which reads in pseudocode as...

Proposition is equality.

If equality is equality then,
equality becomes equality.

If equality is equality then,
equality becomes equality.

End result: equality.

Huh? Needs more variables!

Declan said...

Hey, careful with the brain-digging! :) - thanks.

'West End Bound' - maybe I'll see you there (in the West End) someday.

'the jf' - that's exactly the right conclusion - you need another variable (argument)