Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou - The
in reply to RE: RE: Genetic Programming or breeding Perls
in thread Genetic Programming or breeding Perls
As tilly kindly pointed out, only some primates are
monkeys, and humans are not amongst these.
Some people might still say that, "a monkey did in fact
write all Shakespearean novels". Predicating a quality
(written by a monkey) to a non-existent object
(a Shakespearean novel) is logically
problematic. And these problems are very interesting,
though I'm sorry to say that I no longer remember them
well enough to speak knowledgeably about them.
In any case, it doesn't matter. Let's say a monkey did
write all Shakespearean novels (in which case so did each
of the squirrels in my yard... and indeed, they wrote
themselves, too. The novels that is, not the squirrels).
Still, I said a monkey would never reproduce a
single Shakespeare novel, and that holds true.
It interests me, however, that in the same post you claim
both to be a monkey and to be picking nits... at least you
seem well-groomed. ;-)
Now, God help thee, poor monkey! - Macbeth