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Re: Truths
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1276  Thursday, 9 May 2002

[1]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 May 2002 15:35:28 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths

[2]     From:   Annalisa Castaldo <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 8 May 2002 16:33:49 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths

[3]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 08 May 2002 14:03:29 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths


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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 May 2002 15:35:28 -0400
Subject: 13.1262 Re: Truths
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths

> The
> question whether mathematically expressible "fundamental" operations
> (e=mc2, 2 = 2 = 4, etc.) are universal is, I believe, more difficult to
> answer.
>
> David Evett

Ironically enough relativity puts an end to relativism. The speed of
light is constant no matter in what frame of reference you measure it.
This is a universal constant and proves that there are absolutes
independent of human subjectivity.

Clifford

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From:           Annalisa Castaldo <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 May 2002 16:33:49 -0400
Subject: 13.1262 Re: Truths
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths

David Evett: I was not the one who claimed that the sun went up and
down; in fact, I was the one who pointed out that was an error based on
our subjective, relativist view!

R.A Cantrell: I hope my tone has not come across as strident (I was
aiming for cheerful). While it is possible that we will never agree
completely or absolutely on anything, I am sure that there are many
things where there is enough overlap for good communication.

I'm fascinated by the idea that my "investment in relativism" won't pay
off (not even $7 and an old Macintosh). So far I've had a job, respect
from peers, a small but hopefully growing publication list on my CV and
a fairly happy life (all things considered). So professionally and
emotionally, I find that my relativism has done the job. Of course,
that's just my view of things, but then, that's the point, isn't it?

Annalisa Castaldo

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 08 May 2002 14:03:29 -0700
Subject: 13.1262 Re: Truths
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1262 Re: Truths

Mr. Cantrell writes to I don't know whom:

>Neither you nor I will ever agree on anything.

I completely agree with Mr. Cantrell on that.

So many absolute statements, so little time to refute them all.

Ironically yours,
Mike Jensen

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