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Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This thought entered my head about 5 minutes ago: It's about as likely as the big red thing. Explain.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bizarre. I just spent the last ten minutes reading Wikipedia's article on Atheism, and I can't remember why!

It = the existence of God?
big red thing = Santa Claus? The FSM? some other example commonly used by atheists?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It = the existence of God? as a matter of fact, no :)
big red thing = Santa Claus? nope The FSM? The what? some other example commonly used by atheists? not this, either
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Is the big red thing likely? unlikely?
Is "it" an event which might occur? an entity which might exist?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the big red thing the rising sun? Mars? Is it bigger than a grape? A watermelon? A whale?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the big red thing likely? unlikely? depends on the context, but usually it is unlikely
Is "it" an event which might occur? yes an entity which might exist? ...so no

Is the big red thing the rising sun? Mars? Is it bigger than a grape? A watermelon? A whale? none of these...
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I rather cleverly didn't notice the questions at the end of the small batch, so here are their real answers:

Is it bigger than a grape? A watermelon? A whale? FA
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FA because it doesn't exist? exists, but doesn't have a physical size?
Is there any causal relationship between It and the Big Red Thing?
Is the BRT also an event?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FA because it doesn't exist? exists, but doesn't have a physical size? it does have a physical size, but...
Is there any causal relationship between It and the Big Red Thing? nope
Is the BRT also an event? no it isn't...
Ian (Image)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a historical event? (Or rather, a mythical one?)

Is the BRT a physical entity? If so, is the BRT bigger than a grape? A watermellon? An Apple Computer? A cherry tree?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 3:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clifford the Big Red Dog relevant?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 7:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the BRT have a fixed size?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a historical event? (Or rather, a mythical one?) nope

Is the BRT a physical entity? yes If so, is the BRT bigger than a grape? A watermellon? An Apple Computer? A cherry tree? these all still have that annoying FA

Clifford the Big Red Dog relevant? not that i'm aware of it

Does the BRT have a fixed size? I'm certain it does, but no-one is aware of it
Ian (Image)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that the complete thought and context, with respect to the BRT? Or would it be better stated, "It's about as likely as the BRT _______?"

Has anyone seen the BRT?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the big red thing on earth? is it on mars? jupiter? is it something within the human body? can the big red thing be many different sizes?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the planet Mars ?
anything to do with "Is there life on Mars ?"
Desiree Barker (Desiree_Girl)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have to do with a peice of literature by Brian Rowe?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that the complete thought and context, with respect to the BRT? no Or would it be better stated, "It's about as likely as the BRT _______?" YES, It would!

Has anyone seen the BRT? yes, but...

Is the big red thing on earth? is it on mars? jupiter? is it something within the human body? can the big red thing be many different sizes? no to all...think outside the box (not literally) ...

is the planet Mars ?
anything to do with "Is there life on Mars ?" no to both

Does it have to do with a peice of literature by Brian Rowe? it very well may have originated there, but i severly doubt it - no
Desiree Barker (Desiree_Girl)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the color of it actually red? or does red mean something else. i.e. evil
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the color of it actually red? or does red mean something else. i.e. evil it is actually red
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are clowns relevant? Is the title of the puzzle relevant?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are clowns relevant? not in the slightest Is the title of the puzzle relevant? as it so happens, yes :)