esoteric and highly formalized rules

Jon Aske jaske at ABACUS.BATES.EDU
Sat Apr 19 15:10:48 UTC 1997

> It *is* possible to show that questions are derived from statements, in
> certain frameworks.
> Dave Gohre

Dave, that's about like saying that humans are derived (or descended) from monkeys.  I mean, even in theories that derive structures synchronically from other structures.   I'm not sure what the right analogy would be for functionalists.  Maybe like saying that humans are derived from dinosaurs.


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