Subject: Re: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 22:39:28 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Kaz Kylheku | Okay, but they are real in a way that is different from ``any other | object being traded''. They are real in the same sense that the integers | are real. There is only one 42; new utterances of 42 don't give rise to | a new integer. This is convenient mythology for some political and ideological ends, but it is bogus all the way through. There is _nothing_ in the creation and duplication of bits that differs one hoot from creation and duplication of any other kind of object. Think about it, please. /// -- Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate. -- Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.