Re: Evidence for Big Bang Theory

Eric Shook (Panopticon@oubliette.COM)
Tue, 16 May 95 00:18:55 CST

In article <3p7qqn$> (Timothy J Keenan) writes:
> : In fact, I didn't expect you to respond at all! I thought that the stupid
> : idea of posting simplistic Renn diagrams would be so absolutely absurd that
> : you would find it a humorous reaction to your equally stupid leniance with
> : the meaning of the "cats and dogs" argument.
> At the risk of exposing myself as a complete ignoramus--and allowing for
> the fact that something may have come along in set theory in the twenty
> five years since I took it in high school--what is a Renn diagram? is it
> the same thing that used to be called a *Venn* diagram? I am sure that
> that's what old Mr. McDiarmid (and my math textbook) called those little
> pictures of intersecting circles.

Valid point! Gil, are you reading this? Could I have marked my post
as being sarcastic in any less simple of a way?

Come on, folks, overly simplistic diagrams thrown into a post to
describe the logical inconsistency in somebody else's already absurd argument?
We must be taking ourselves too seriously here.

Yes, they were actually *Venn* diagrams in a sort of ASCII kind of
way. Thank you for bringing that to everyone's attention, at least you
didn't start off by blowing me away for an "inaccuracy!" Heaven forbid!

-- Eric Nelson --
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: