21 November 2005

I have been honoured...

...by being cast in the role of 'Calvino' in Paul's most recent, and (I think) final post on Bayes and doom and odds and such. This will be my final thought as well, as I'm not sure anyone but Paul and I are still paying attention. Still, I needed to say not only that I wept from laughter while reading this, but also that I finally got the distinction Paul was drawing beetween my critique and his. And yes, he was up to something more radical. Indeed, I think his position (with whihc I wholeheartedly agree) undermines the grounds upon which the vast majority of modern social science has been built. Of course, it's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky...

3 comments:

Transient Gadfly said...

I was pretty sure I could get you on board if I could explain it well enough. It struck me, at several points along the way, that this line of reasoning is a lot like your argument about language: not a tool for humans, rather an inextractible constituent of humanness. Truly, there is only One Idea.

And now, back to blogging about trees and flowers and my dog. As you were.

Transient Gadfly said...

Oh, and I almost totally missed your little anglo-phile spelling action in the title there. You're soooo expatriated.

dan said...

I love when Sam makes the "blah blah blah" hand motion.