Mister Sandman wrote:What is the meaning of the world?
The earth =/= world necessarily.
The world can refer to human race. Things living on earth. Ect...
Is it not humanity that gives the 'world' definition.
So, it is the matter of definition.
see, here's the thing about definitions:
"definition" in itself, is a matter of definition.
does a definition create reality (as formelists might say) or does it merely depict it (as old Plato would have us think)?
EDIT: and to illustrate the problem, let's refer to that lovely "Geocide" article fair Julliete has been graciuos enough to bring to our attention.
thetalented writer states: "Naturally, these methods (the latter of which is by far the most feasible method listed in this document) will not be considered to count - redefining something doesn't make it go away
later, the destruction of the planet via a creation of a black hole is commented not to ba a valid method because: "Hmm. The problem is, the microscopic black hole would still be in hydrostatic equilibrium, so it would still qualify as a planet according to the IAU!
well, which is it? is earth a planet because it fits the definition (and by the way, as clearly explained in the article, it doesn't
), or is it a planet, and the definitions just need to match?
what would Plato say? and what would Euclid?
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teal'c wrote:Jesus maybe Hitch should be ombudsman he seems to be the only one with brains around here
GhostyGoo wrote:Capitalism is responsible for the death of humanity through a complete and utter destruction of ethical conduct, you DO know this, right?
Thanks to capitalism, when your doctor tells you you require a kidney transplant to survive, you no longer can be certain if you actually need a kidney transplant or your doctor simply needs a new speedboat. Nice.