Arguing With Your Pets

regin­od, this made me think of you.

How to Win an Argu­ment With a Cat

  1. Begin with a stan­dard onto­log­i­cal argu­ment, such as Gödel’s Theorum.
  2. Open with Def­i­n­i­tion 1: x is God-like if x has as essen­tial prop­er­ties those and only those prop­er­ties which are positive.
  3. Your cat will like­ly counter that no def­i­n­i­tion of the notion of “pos­i­tive prop­er­ty” is sup­plied with the proof. At most, the var­i­ous axioms which involve this con­cept can be tak­en to pro­vide a par­tial implic­it definition.
  4. Ignore this inter­rup­tion and con­tin­ue with Def­i­n­i­tions 2 and 3.
  5. Your cat will yawn to dis­cour­age you and remind you that if a prop­er­ty belongs to the set, then its nega­tion does not belong to the set.
  6. Now is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to win. Quick­ly throw a Q‑Tip into a gro­cery bag and run away.

(From http://www.davezilla.com/index.php?p=115 and found via word­weaver­lynn)

How to win an argu­ment with a dog

Yell at it.

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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