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Comment author: Amanojack 11 March 2010 09:01:59PM *  1 point [-]

For a 5-year-old, saying "You're not not not not fat" is just another way of saying "You're fat."

For an adult, saying "(the sum of) 2 + 2" is just another way of saying "4."

For an entity far more intelligent than humans, stating the appropriate set of axioms is just another way of stating Euler's identity, Cauchy's integral theorem, and all sorts of other things.