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Re: VMs: Testing Dr. Rugg's hoax theory
In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0409071423490.1092-100000@xxxxxxxxxx>, Mart
Vabar <mesinik@xxxxxx> writes
>On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Jacques Guy wrote:
>> Think. A hoax has to be meaningful. For instance "The moon is made
>> of green cheese, little green men from Alpha Centauri told me".
>we can easily create a context, where this is not a hoax at all.
>Take some town, where houses have names ... say, in Latin America.
>A house named @Alpha Centauri@, where live some relatively little men.
>In a special happy day they paint themselves green ...
>... and tell you, the moon is made of pure green roquefort
More things in heaven and earth are said in jest (or something like
that) .... There is, or used to be, a house near here of which the
perfectly correct address is "Alpha Centauri", Bearland, Gloucester. It
says so on the front gate. The inhabitant used to introduce himself in
pubs as "Hi; I'm from Alpha Centauri" and was wont to appear painted
green and with flashing antennae and a long tail which lights up at the
end. Alas he was rather tall and I don't recall his ever telling me what
the moon is made of; I suppose you can't have everything.....
"If the self is an illusion, who is being fooled?"
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