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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:03pmSanction this postReply
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Yes, Ed. I was going for something more basic.

I'm not sure how Merlin would have us select a unit without having to measuring it. Can Merlin answer "how long is a foot?" without appealing to other units, which in turn raise the same question toward themselves?

See, even if I arbitrarily say an inch is "yay" big, I'm still suck having to "measure" that distance in some way, and it would appear that under Merlin's view, I would have to appeal to some other unit when undertaking the inch's measurement -- since measure entails unit. And of course, I'll have the same problem with that sub-unit.

It still looks circular or regressive to me.

Jordan



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Or, another way to say that: "Man (e.g. his foot or his step length) is the measure of all things."

:-)

Ed




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