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Posted by Joe on Monday, December 02, 2002 at 23:47:11 :
In Reply to: Is the universe one organism? posted by ELDRAS on Monday, December 02, 2002 at 00:09:47 :
It's just a little too easy to make these philosophical points when you refuse to define your terms. Obviously, the universe is not an "organism" as the rest of the world defines that term. By being intentionally vague about what you are saying, it's very hard to be disproven, isn't it? This question is exactly why I became sick of philosophy. Rather than make a clear point, they intentionally butcher the language they are using and hope that the reader will fill in something that might very loosely be defined as nuance or metaphor, thereby relieving the writer of actually having to make his point clearly.
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