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Drauntz
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A horse with a 10 feet long rope with the end tied around its neck. But it gets to eat the hay 12 feet away from it.

How?
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The rope isn't tied around anything but the horse
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You actually meant to post this in philosophy?
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yes Sir Local Rebel, it was for this forum.

Grinch, you are smart. when I was asked, I said that it was a elastic rope.

If the other end is not tied, the horse can just go anywhere as it needs.

the same as a "philosophy" without a base. It goes anywhere...then it is not a "philosophy", it will be a hearsay.  

my thought.

[This message has been edited by Drauntz (06-23-2007 09:48 PM).]

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quote:
the same as a "philosophy" without a base. It goes anywhere...then it is not a "philosophy", it will be a hearsay.


Actually hearsay is something you heard and believe but can't prove, Philosophy is the act of postulating on the proof of something you believe and often involves untying the rope from one end to see where you may end up.

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5 posted 06-23-2007 09:51 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

Grinch,

"Actually hearsay is something you heard and believe but can't prove"
....is this what the status of Rand's thought?

or, for the sake of rhyme. this is a poem site after all.

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Ropes are funny that way.


but cruel if the horse can go anywhere. might hurt the horse.


poor thing.
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Even if the other end of the rope were tied to a post, the horse could still turn his body around when he reaches the end of the rope and use his hind legs to reach the hay, slide it toward him and eat it.  Assuming the horse begins at or near the post, so he has most of the feet to move toward the hay to begin with.

[This message has been edited by Essorant (06-24-2007 11:09 AM).]

 
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