Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The book meme

The Chaplain passes on the book meme, so here you go:

The rules are simple:

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Well, the closest two books (Topsy Turvey by AP Herbert and Col. RG Ingersoll's 44 Lectures Complete didn't work - Topsy didn't have enough pages and Ingersoll isn't numbered (I could have counted out 123 but I didn't feel like it) so you get Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works:
Not only can a proposition be about an individual, it must be treated as a kind of individual itself, and that gives rise to a new problem. Connectoplasm gets its power by superimposing patterns in a single set of units. Unfortunately, that can breed bizarre chimeras or make a network fall between two stools.
I'm not sure what he's talking about; I have started it yet!

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At 9:09 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger the chaplain had this to say...

I've got to get Pinker's book, if only to find out what the heck connectoplasm is.


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