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Comment author: RobinZ 11 March 2010 08:46:40PM 1 point [-]

You can introduce yourself in the comments to "Welcome to LessWrong".

I'm not sure your mathematics example is accurately characterized, though - I would have guessed that the question arose from some historic tree-falling-in-a-forest discussion.

Comment author: Amanojack 12 March 2010 01:15:55AM *  3 points [-]

Quite possibly. However, I've noticed that even famous thinkers are very susceptible to this kind of error. Wittgenstein and Korzybski were some of the few I'm aware of that even seriously noted these kinds of semantic issues and tried to correct them systematically.

Once I get more comfortable here maybe I'll write a post to make the case (as it may sound a little unbelievable at this point). I must say I'm thoroughly impressed with the level to which semantic issues have been appreciated here so far.

Comment author: RobinZ 12 March 2010 01:19:56AM 0 points [-]

I'll look forward to it.

Comment author: Normal_Anomaly 27 November 2011 11:12:33PM 0 points [-]

Once I get more comfortable here maybe I'll write a post to make the case (as it may sound a little unbelievable at this point).

Is it up?