Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pseudorandom Facts IV-VIII

There might, after all, be something to be said for putting (within this game) all the facts and tags into just one post, so I’m listing my remaining 5 here. First the facts: I prefer boots to trainers, mushrooms to cheese, wasps to spiders, Risk to Chess, and Futurama to the Simpsons. And I'm tagging (for no particular reasons) Alan, Jim, Justin, Leland and Dean.

6 comments:

Jean Kazez said...

I admire your attempt at randomness. I thought about this a lot and finally gave up, thinking maybe I was taking my instructions too literally. "Why blog if not to show off?" Hmm. Good question.

Jean said...

p.s. I wish blogger would stop printing my photo like that...I mean it's a good photo, but it's really not necessary.

Enigman said...

I soon gave up on randomness as well as posting seperately (and guessed that a random fact is whatever springs to mind:)

Justin said...

I think that's a good objection to the indispensability argument. I also think that platonists who rely on it are in some trouble; the indispensability argument won't account for the necessity of mathematics that the platonist would probably want to uphold. Anti-realist (concerning mathematical entities) are starting to convince me. This has thrown me into somewhat of an ontological crisis, but I'm dealing with it. Thanks for the tag.

Enigman said...

I think that the real problem with saying that one should believe in the entities presupposed by our best physical theories is that, a relatively short time ago, that would have been to say that one should believe in the ether. A better reason for believing in real numbers, I think, is that that would explain arithmetic truth. You and I are two things, as are two chairs, two trees and so forth, and so there seems to be something very real about the number two...

Enigman said...

jean, I just realised that by changing my settings I could make your photo disappear