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#209834 - 10/18/10 02:08 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: sotto]
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#209839 - 10/18/10 04:00 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: DesertFox]
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#209844 - 10/18/10 04:34 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: Richlacal]
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Anything worth doing is probably also worth doing half-A#$ed

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#209846 - 10/18/10 04:56 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: dweste]
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#209847 - 10/18/10 05:06 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: Richlacal]
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Originally Posted By: Richlacal
Remember,Wherever you go.There you are!-Yogi Berra


The ever amusing but useless tautology or vacuous truth, but a truth nonetheless.

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#209848 - 10/18/10 05:13 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: dweste]
Susan Offline
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
-- Robin Williams

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part. -- Thomas Jefferson

There is more to life than increasing its speed. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
-- Benjamin Franklin

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. -- Oscar Wilde

I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-- Thomas Edison

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#209849 - 10/18/10 05:19 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: NAro]
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Originally Posted By: NAro
Anything worth doing is probably also worth doing half-A#$ed


The amusing self-negating, self-contradictory, and somewhat derogatory forced marriage of the concepts of worth and a slang term for something not worth much. This is probably best understood as an indirect, disguised, maybe passive-aggressive?, argument that whatever is being discussed is not worth doing.

By definition, the original statement cannot be true unless in all cases there is nothing worth doing. This proposition does not seem to be a truth.





Edited by dweste (10/18/10 05:29 PM)

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#209892 - 10/19/10 12:09 AM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: dweste]
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established authorities are wrong”

Voltaire



"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

Aldous Huxley

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#209898 - 10/19/10 02:09 AM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: LED]
Richlacal Offline
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Better is the Enemy of,Good Enough!-Dickens

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#209929 - 10/19/10 04:02 PM Re: Propositions almost certainly true [Re: dweste]
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"[W]hen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth ...."

The Sign of the Four, ch. 6 (1890)
Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four (Doubleday p. 111)

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