This thread does not exist

ChoristerChorister Shipmate
edited May 8 in Heaven
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  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host, 8th Day Host
    Chorister wrote: »
    ...
    This is neither a post itself, nor a reply to your not-a-post.
  • Lamb ChoppedLamb Chopped Shipmate
    And I am not posting here.
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    My nature abhors a vacuum.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    My nature abhors a vacuum.
    So does my cat,

  • Golden KeyGolden Key Shipmate
    whose name is Schroedinger,
  • Lamb ChoppedLamb Chopped Shipmate
    and thus possesses a wee little cat of his own. Which may or may not be dead.
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    I couldn't possibly comment.
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Nothing.
  • This thread is covered by a cloak of invisibility¹

    And I can post anything I like and no-one can see it, because it doesn't exist - and this is possibly not a good trick to know.


    ¹
  • What proof do you have that it does not exist?
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    I knew it didn’t exist the moment I saw it.
  • Ah, but how can you be sure that your certainty is not, in fact, illusory?
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    "The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice"
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    There once was a shipmate who chose,
    This serious question to pose,
    Can there still be a thread
    If nothing is said
    Or are we being led by the nose?

    Reply:
    That poses another, we've missed
    And this can be seen as it's gist
    If the test of a thread's
    Whether anything's said,
    Then does even this ship exist?

    With deference to the late Monsignor Ronald Knox
  • Chimeras rule! (Not the Greek monsters, obviously).
  • Yesterday, upon the Ship,
    I read a thread that wasn't there
    It wasn't there again today
    I wish, I wish it'd go away...

    (with apologies to Hughes Mearns
  • LuciaLucia Shipmate
    *pokes head in and looks around.....

    Nothing to see here...
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host, 8th Day Host
    I'm not here.
  • I checked today's date. It isn't April 1st.

    Well, it wasn't when I looked...

    Or it may be. There is no proof, either way.
  • Fineline - but you are, I can see you - very irritatingly I can't tag you without it turning red.
  • LandlubberLandlubber Shipmate
    If a thread appears on the Ship and no-one is around to read it, does it use up bits?
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Of course the thread exists. Posit a most perfect Ship of Fools thread. Now clearly a perfect Ship of Fools thread that exists is more perfect than one that does not exist. Therefore, the most perfect Ship of Fools thread exists.
  • MiffyMiffy Shipmate
    I post, therefore I Am.
  • quetzalcoatlquetzalcoatl Shipmate
    Everything that begins to exist has a cause. Except when it doesn't.
  • MiffyMiffy Shipmate
    Shades of ’Macavity, the Mystery Cat’ I see.
  • I checked today's date. It isn't April 1st.

    Well, it wasn't when I looked...

    Or it may be. There is no proof, either way.

    All depends on how one defines April. If one must. And who am I to say?
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    fineline wrote: »
    I'm not here.
    I saw what you did there.

  • la vie en rougela vie en rouge Circus Host, 8th Day Host
    Euty sees invisible people. Is he like that kid in the Sixth Sense?

    Or is he not here either?
  • tclunetclune Shipmate
    Much
    Eutychus wrote: »
    fineline wrote: »
    I'm not here.
    I saw what you did there.
    ado
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    tclune wrote: »
    Much
    Eutychus wrote: »
    fineline wrote: »
    I'm not here.
    I saw what you did there.
    ado

    If this thread were to exist, that post would have won it.

  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    Also, this thread is ontologically parasitic (further reading for @tclune here).
  • It's just an illusion¹,
    a chimera²


    ¹
    ²
  • tclunetclune Shipmate
    Eutychus wrote: »
    Also, this thread is ontologically parasitic (further reading for @tclune here).

    Good links, both.
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    *knock knock* Anyone home?

    Nope, guess not.
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    tclune wrote: »
    Eutychus wrote: »
    Also, this thread is ontologically parasitic (further reading for @tclune here).

    Good links, both.

    That first one was unintentional genius. It should have been this, don't know what happened there. Nothing, I guess.
  • Graven ImageGraven Image Shipmate
    Yesterday I saw a post that was not there.
    It was not there again today.
    Does that mean it has gone away?
  • tclunetclune Shipmate
    Eutychus wrote: »
    tclune wrote: »
    Eutychus wrote: »
    Also, this thread is ontologically parasitic (further reading for @tclune here).

    Good links, both.

    That first one was unintentional genius. It should have been this, don't know what happened there. Nothing, I guess.

    I confess to liking the mistake better.
  • MiffyMiffy Shipmate
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  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 9
    It's just an illusion¹,
    a chimera²
    I didn't see what you did there until I quoted you - brilliant!
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Nothing is an awe-inspiring yet essentially undigested concept, highly esteemed by writers of an existentialist tendency, but by most others regarded with anxiety, nausea, or panic. Nobody seems to know how to deal with it (he would, of course), and plain persons generally are reported to have little difficulty in saying, seeing, hearing, and doing nothing. Philosophers, however, have never felt easy on the matter. Ever since Parmenides laid it down that it is impossible to speak of what is not, broke his own rule in the act of stating it, and deduced himself into a world where all that ever happened was nothing, the impression has persisted that the narrow path between sense and nonsense on this subject is a difficult one to tread and that altogether the less said of it the better. —P.L. Heath
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    <scratches head over how much of nothing constitutes fair use>
  • ChoristerChorister Shipmate
    Who am I, where am I, what am I, why am I? Am I?
  • Gramps49Gramps49 Shipmate
    I think I hear crickets...
  • Ah, the British summer sound of bat on ball ...

    That doesn't exist either.
  • AravisAravis Shipmate
    It's just an illusion¹,
    a chimera²


    ¹
    ²

  • I think you need to hold your screen over a source of heat to get the writing to show up more clearly ...

    Or perhaps not.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host
    Golden Key wrote: »
    whose name is Schroedinger,

    Oi.

    Is this a real thread? Is this just fantasy?
    Caught in a landslide, or escape from reality
    Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see

    Clouds.
  • Transparency is just a sleight of hand,
    A trick of light and colour, smoke and mirrors, coding and pixels,
    No arcane knowledge required
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    Transparency is just a sleight of hand,
    A trick of light and colour, smoke and mirrors, coding and pixels,
    No arcane knowledge required

    I agree!
  • PendragonPendragon Shipmate
    Someone else has been wading through Anselm I see.
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