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No perl here (RE: Genetic Programming or breeding Perls)

by tye (Sage)
on Oct 06, 2000 at 19:39 UTC ( #35593=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: RE: RE: Genetic Programming or breeding Perls
in thread Genetic Programming or breeding Perls

Yes, you can claim anything about the individual members of the empty set and you are always correct (saying "there are 3 members of the empty set" doesn't count because you are talking about the collected members, not the individual members). Saying "All X are Y" is the same as "No X are not Y" or "there are no X that are not Y" which is always true if there are no X, period.

But I think that "monkey" is common English usage for "primate". "Monkey" has a more precise meaning in biology, a fact that I completely ignore unless I'm dealing with on-duty biologists. (:

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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