RE: MD Can Only Humans Respond to DQ?

From: Glenn Bradford (
Date: Sat Nov 30 2002 - 19:06:00 GMT

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    > I don't agree a machine can detect the President.
    > It can detect a fingerprint. You would have to
    > tell the machine what fingerprint is the President.
    > So yes this 'human element' is what I thought was
    > Pirsig's point so whats the prob?

    What 'human element' would this be? Doesn't a person have to
    tell you who the President is, if you don't know? Is this more
    impressive than having to tell the machine which fingerprint is
    the President's?

    >But let's see what we can deduce from Pirsig's statements:
    >1) biological patterns are objects outside our minds
    >2) the devil is a biological pattern
    >Conclusion: the devil is running around the earth, incarnate.
    >It's no wonder MOQ non-believers think the MOQ is spooky. It is.
    I find your reasoning spooky. This makes no sense to me.

    Have you heard of GIGO? It stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out.
    The premises are Pirsig's and the conclusion follows from them
    logically. Which part of *my* reasoning makes no sense?

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