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How is it that I am?

By santeewelding ·
No luck with Google. Or, for that matter, Wolfram Alpha and the Library of Congress.

I would RTFM, but it is not to be had.

Work it out for me, would you.

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Umm.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to You are

I'm a 'who', too.

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I hear you!

by seanferd In reply to Umm.

And Horton hears you, too.

Which is why you aren't going to get a 1500 word off-topic response from the wrong side of the "bi-cameral mind".

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I see

by santeewelding In reply to You are

From the back and forth here -- including your last rabbinate -- that I, like anyone, can only have gotten the "be" and "am" and "is" by means of temporary scaffolding.

That scaffolding: "not", as in nonexistence.

If you are anything like me, you are incapable of arguing for or demonstrating nonexistence. Doing so would mean you can point to an edge of nothing, or compare one part of nothing to another part, saying, "See -- see the difference?"

I can't.

So, tongue in cheek, I appose non-being to being, which yields being, then abandon the apposition, which scaffolding never "was" in the first place.

Leaves, is.

How many do you suppose go about, still, tongue planted firmly in cheek? How many will not to contemplate the terribly inconceivable alternative?

A lot, I think. Note the transitive, like your own.

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Absolute values.

by seanferd In reply to I see

And no imaginary numbers. (I say imaginary in the non-mathematical sense. And as we know, mathematical <i>imaginary numbers</i> are quite real.)
Absolute value of non-existence is existence. I think it is appropriate to live there.

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Your mum and dad were... errr... careless. That's why & how you are.

by jkameleon In reply to How is it that I am?

Humanity shouldn't expect too much from Google lest it could fall into the same phylosophical trap that plunged it into the dark ages: Sholastics.

You should always be aware that paper does not blush, and neither does computer screen. Let alone TV screen.

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Contribution

by santeewelding In reply to Your mum and dad were... ...

Noted and appreciated. "Blush". I got to remember that.

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I may have an inkling into how it is that I am. Dunno.

by Ron K. In reply to How is it that I am?

How is it that you are? You could be a figment of my imagination for all I know.<br>
To prove that you're not, a large quantity of hundred dollar bills, delivered to our mailbox, from you, could convince me.<br>
Barring that? Figment.

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My people

by santeewelding In reply to I may have an inkling int ...

They were there, escorting the cash truck, but you weren't home, so they left.

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I don't believe you.

by Ron K. In reply to My people

That's the kind of response a figment of my imagination would make.<br>
*Dons rubber Viking helmet. Makes pickle yodel.*

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Did I not tell you

by santeewelding In reply to I don't believe you.

Never, ever use the Secret Code in public.

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