Posit that language makes reality

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From: Propose a Pertinent Point


A reach, perhaps. But if you state it with sufficient confidence, your assertion is sure to confound at least some.



Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 180

  • 123 - very chancy (41%)
  • 153 - chancy (51%)
  • 183 - modest (61%)
  • 213 - very modest (71%)
  • 244 - low-risk (81%)
  • 273 - straightforward (91%)
  • 300 - straightforward (100%)

Success

Too absurd to be refuted

[…] if you say the word 'God' to the spiders, they understand what the word 'God' means. […] Which means that God must exist […]

[…] thousands of spiders blink in bewilderment […] a […] voice speaks up. "[…] I trust your judgement is sound. […]

You got away with it. Just.

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Rare Success

Too absurd to be refuted

[…] if you say the word 'God' to the spiders, they understand what the word 'God' means. […] Which means that God must exist […]

[…] thousands of spiders blink in bewilderment […] a […] voice speaks up. "I […] agree with my learned colleague. […]

You got away with it.

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Failure

Easily refuted

For two to communicate, there must be a common understanding of terms […] if you say the word 'God' to the spiders, they understand what the word 'God' means. […]

[…] "That's utter tosh. I only hope, for your sake, that that was […] not a sincere proposal."

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