An assessment of the Unicode standard

alex23 wuwei23 at
Thu Sep 17 05:10:50 CEST 2009

Hendrik van Rooyen <hend... at> wrote:
> The opposite thing is of course a continual source of trouble - we all have
> words for stuff we have never  seen,
> like  "dragon",  "ghost",  "goblin",  "leprechaun",  "the current King of
> France", "God", "Allah", "The Holy Trinity", "Lucifer", "Satan", "Griffin" -
> and because we have words for these things, we can, and unfortunately do,
> think about them, in a fuzzy fashion, to our own detriment.  People even go
> around killing other people, based on such fuzzy thinking about stuff that
> can not be shown to exist.

Okay class, this weekend's assignment is to read Wittgenstein's
"Philosophical Investigations" and then return here on Monday to
discuss :)

(For someone who is "not a linguist", Hendrik, you have a really solid
grasp on the fundamentals of the field...)

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