MMMM, perhaps it's another take on Ren¿ Descartes 4 rules for philosophical thought:
The first was never to accept anything as true if I did not have evident knowledge of its truth; that is, carefully to avoid precipitate conclusions and preconceptions, and to include nothing more in my judgements than what presented itself to my mind so clearly and distinctly that I had no occasion to doubt it.
The second, to divide each of the difficulties I examined into as many parts as possible and as may be required in order to resolve them better.
The third, to direct my thoughts in an orderly manner, by beginning with the simplest and most easily known objects in order to ascend little by little, step by step, to knowledge of the most complex, and by supposing some order even among objects that have no natural order of precedence.
And the last, throughout to make enumerations so complete, and reviews so comprehensive, that I could be sure of leaving nothing out. (I, 120)
OK so this isn't it... but I liked it anyway.
I have no idea where it came from, but I believe that A will always be A at the same point in time and space. But of course, A cannot remain A once time effects it, since by it's very nature time = change, if in no other properties other then the passage of time itself.
E-gads, why did a Cro-Mag like me think he should respond to this post? Thank goodness
I think it has something to do with identity, and dates back to Aristotle. Do I believe it, that depends, since matter cannot be created or destroyed only changed in form then a tree could also be a telephone pole. However, the Law of Identity makes no room for definition vs function so which do we identified by definition or function. Gezz I am getting a headache from thinking to much.
Read any good books of late?
No time huh?? Too busy???
Where do you find the time to ride?
All those ladies...........
All those notes ya taking...
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hugs and kisses.... Ragosa