How the Brain Works and More
Brian J Flanagan
bflanagn at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Thu Apr 25 20:32:59 EST 1996
On 25 Apr 1996, Paul Bush wrote:
> |> BJ: Picky, picky. O! By the by, my early comments re: 'otherwise
> |> respectable sources whose analytical abilities have apparently collapsed'
> |> was not, in fact, a potshot at you, Mr. Bush, but at ... Patricia
> |> Churchland, whom I love to tease because she is so beautiful and so silly.
> |> No, the grousing over 'emergent' nonsense was just so much boilerplate and
> |> in no way aimed at you or the other fellow.
> I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about.
BJ: First time for everything.
> |> (In fact, I have only just recently discovered your confusion over
> Please enlighten me. (Without 400 lines of Newton/Einstein quotes, if
BJ: Your ontology is roughly that of traditional physical theory:
spacetime, information ...
> |> So please accept my
> |> apology if you should have happened to have taken offense over that small
> |> comment and rest assured that, where you are concerned, my remarks will
> |> always be ... a bit more ... how shall I say ... lethal. Hey! I'm kidding!
> |> You know, I have a friend named Dave Bush. He's a young actor fresh out of
> |> school, and doing very well for himself out in Hollywood. I'll tell him I
> |> met you and that we get along famously.
> Is this what happens when you live in Iowa for too long?
Regional chauvinism! I might have expected as little. You're not related
to that other Bush, by any stretch?
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