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89 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 September 2007 06:31PM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 19 May 2012 02:47:11PM 0 points [-]

Well, yes, I chose those statements precisely because of their connotative affiliations.

As for whether they're really empty... (shrug).

In ordinary conversation I would consider "I like likable things!" an empty statement, but of course it conveys an enormous amount of information: that I am capable of constructing a grammatical English sentence, for example, which the Vast majority of equivalent-mass aggregations of particles in the universe are not. I can use a different term to describe that category of statement if this one is too ambiguous.