A Conversation for GG: The Holy Grail

The Sandal and the Gourd

Post 1

Recumbentman

Wonderful stuff, Gnomon!

Lavishing serious attention on an incomplete message seems to be a deeply-embedded human impulse.

In h2g2 we have Nighthoover.


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Post 2

Gnomon - time to move on

You may have spotted the part "too bizarre to have been made up, so they must be true". There's a lot of that in human thinking.


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Post 3

James Casey

I really like this, and from the little I know about the subject recognise the depth and veracity of the research. This would be a good asset to the edited Guide.


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Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

Thanks, James.


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Post 5

Recumbentman

The syndrome of "too bizarre to have been made up, so they must be true" won't leave me alone. It informs a lot of advertising, where they slip in an illogicality or a dangling bit of grammar, that festers in your brain.

Remember "tension here leads to pressure here causing pain here. Relieving the pain eases the pressure, removing the tension". What sort of process is that?


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