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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 16:46:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Fwd: A small sign of our esteem
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COOL! Can we all have maydaymystery.org addresses!!??
Wanted to make sure you got this...I sent it to your old email address.
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:28:46 -0700
Subject: A small sign of our esteem
As you know, much discussion has been underway as to
the extent of this communication. A synthesized consensus
You, Carlos and Jessica have the most consistent interest in
the Biblical thrust; Carlos is submerged in labor and Jessica
is fairly new--although you may wish to discuss the following
with her} It is suggested that the very able Repubgirl make a
list or even some form of "spreadsheet" that includes all the
Biblical quotations, but not by chronology. Instead, it is
suggested, that you gather the quotes and then sort them by
the order in which they would occur in the English
translation of the Bible. As you know, that means the
Protestant order and only the Protestant order.
Once you, at your leisure, have done that it is further
suggested that two routes of analysis present themselves.
The most promising is to use your intuition. (With that
tactical approach, Jessica might be able to render
assistance.) Do what you do best: think like a woman.
Forget Aristotelian logic and its various descendants and do
whatever it is that women do by way of reaching conclusions.
You are very likely to see aspects which others are missing.
The other route, which you may prefer for the sake of its
Entertainment value, is to give some thought to Euclid's Book
V, Proposition 18: "If magnitudes be proportional separando,
they will also be proportional compenendo." If you pursue
this approach, do not overlook the more famous commentators,
especially Saccheri by way of Simson. Once you have given
some thought to the foregoing, compare that with what is
sometimes called "De Morgan's sketch of a general proof of
the assumed proposition." [Heath]. If you work your way down
to "less than M is in a greater ratio to B than P to Q," the
point should become clear. It is respectfully suggested that
this (neo-)Euclidean approach is not the treatment of choice
but it should bring you to the same (correct) set of data, as
would the (preferred) Intuitive.
One final point: in the unlikely event that the individual or
individuals known from the e-mails as "nobody@nowhere" should
contact you--approach data transmission with acute
circumspection. Their inquiries may be benign but in another
context it would be probable that (somatic) analysis would
detect an elevated level of neopterin. In nuce, their
motive may be malignant. In matters of unknown motivation it
is always wise to remember the remark found in The Bay
Psalter: "In Adam's fall sinned we all." If they are
sincere, they will persevere.
Best Regards and
hance: lets just say that the last time _i_ said 'think like a woman' - i got slapped :)