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Moderation Proof

  1. Dec 13, 2006 #1
    Hello. I'd be curious to know what you all think about my proof that the phrase "in moderation" is so often meaningless.

    The rest of the proof is here.

    All comments welcome. Cheers!
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  3. Dec 13, 2006 #2


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    Looks to me like you need to learn moderation in application of proofs. :approve:

    To be truly moderate in all things you cannot be excessively moderate.
  4. Dec 13, 2006 #3
    Seek not the golden mean, but rather the golden extreme. After all, by similar means you can prove that you can't get too much of a good thing.
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    Nice proof. I do hate it when my exam grades turn out terribly high! :biggrin:

    The thing, in my opinion, that makes that statement not a tautology is the decision of which things lie in the set of "so often" things, and which do not.
  6. Dec 13, 2006 #5
    What I meant by "so often" was "almost always if not always". "Do everything in moderation" is just a phrase that means "don't stuff too much or too little", which is an idiotic thing to say, especially when the "too much" and "too little" thresholds are completely arbitrary.
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