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Comment author: taryneast 20 December 2010 09:17:33PM *  0 points [-]

"there is no spoon" is only true iff there is no spoon.

Reality is just quarks, the "spoon" is only a useful heuristic I have in my head to model a particular configuration of quarks... ie, the "spoon" is only in the model in my head... therefore there is a "spoon", but no spoon.

...and yet, the quarks that I point at,when I say "spoon" definitely exist.

so - is there a spoon?