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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Jerry Fodor and giraffes

Lila showed us this lovely quote from Jerry Fodor, which just shows why he makes stuff so much fun to read, while capturing the essence of the problem:
To be sure, a photograph may show three giraffes in the veldt; but it likewise shows a family of giraffes; and an odd number of Granny’s favorite creatures; and a number of Granny’s favorite odd creatures; and a piece of veldt that’s inhabited by any or all of these.


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