[OPE-L:2934] Re: The tendency of rain to fall

Gerald Lev (glevy@pratt.edu)
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:40:28 -0700 (PDT)

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Alan asked in [OPE-L:2933]:

> a) is the inevitable dryness theorem a correct
> theorem?

The "inevitable dryness theorem" depends critically on the assumption that
"God" has and uses a "Dirty Great Big Umbrella." This assumption violates
logic, scientific evidence, and the laws of physics. It must be rejected.
If it is not rejected then we need to take a fresh look at (among other
things): a) the flat earth hypothesis (btw, still accepted in South Africa
by some Afrikaaners); b) Jevons's sunspot theory for business cycle
variations; and c) the Tooth Fairy hypothesis.

> b) does it refute Marx?

To the extent that the "Inevitable Dryness Theorem" requires us to reject
logic, science, and materialism for mysticism and _non sequiturs_, it is
clear that the IDT is _incompatible_ with Marx"s critical theory. Although
the IDT rejects Marx this does not mean that it refutes Marx.

> c) If I successfully disprove the existence of God's Umbrella, does
> this constitute a refutation of the inevitable dryness theorem?


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