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  • those that belong to the emperor

    0 0%
  • embalmed ones

    1 3.85%
  • those that are trained

    1 3.85%
  • suckling pigs

    2 7.69%
  • mermaids (or sirens)

    4 15.38%
  • fabulous ones

    3 11.54%
  • stray dogs

    5 19.23%
  • those that are included in this classification

    1 3.85%
  • those that tremble as if they were mad

    3 11.54%
  • innumerable ones

    0 0%
  • those drawn with a very fine camel hair brush

    1 3.85%
  • et cetera

    1 3.85%
  • those that have just broken the flower vase

    1 3.85%
  • those that, at a distance, resemble flies

    3 11.54%
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    Default and what type of creature are you?

    according to Borges' Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge there are 14 different types of beasts available in the world. As human beings are just fancy beasts who walk about on two legs and wear clothes, which category do you fit into?

    if you're really curious about the purpose of this just consider... Borges came up with the classifications just to show how arbitrary and culturally specific most classification systems really are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickpea View Post
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
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    If there are indeed only 14 different types, then I am of course one of those that are included in this classification.

    And so is everyone else.

    So.

    Wasn't particularly hard to discredit this system of classification, was it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    If there are indeed only 14 different types, then I am of course one of those that are included in this classification.

    And so is everyone else.

    So.

    Wasn't particularly hard to discredit this system of classification, was it...
    but what about those that weren't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    but what about those that weren't?
    I covered that by starting with "If there are indeed only 14 different types" as claimed by the supposed writer of this classification. (By saying the list divides ALL animals into 14 different types.)

    Thus if you are not one of those that are included in this classification. Then you are not an animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I covered that by starting with "If there are indeed only 14 different types" as claimed by the supposed writer of this classification. (By saying the list divides ALL animals into 14 different types.)

    Thus if you are not one of those that are included in this classification. Then you are not an animal.
    so we're speaking about odd things like the vegetable lamb of tartary here?

    and if 16 types are supposed to describe all humans if there's no fit does that mean that one is not human?

    and what if the "those that are included in this classifications" means that only those that fit into the category "those that are included in this category" are to fit there, only we don't know the category...

    the author is one of those who enjoys mindfucking his readers and english is not the original language (if you read spanish I can provide you a link)
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    so we're speaking about odd things like the vegetable lamb of tartary here?

    and if 16 types are supposed to describe all humans if there's no fit does that mean that one is not human?
    Thats the beauty of such a classification.

    As a system of relationary preference. There is always one type that you identify with more than the other 15, and by extension, regardless of how strong you identify with said type, that will be your type. You can't ever fall outside of such a classification.


    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    and what if the "those that are included in this classifications" means that only those that fit into the category "those that are included in this category" are to fit there, only we don't know the category...

    the author is one of those who enjoys mindfucking his readers and english is not the original language (if you read spanish I can provide you a link)
    Actually, the list is from the chinese language, possibly faked as the publisher could not trace or confirm the original translator.

    Either way, as a classification list that incoorperates all encompassing categories such as 'Et cetera' and the like. It's hardly of significance.

    It's no more false or true than saying all animals are living beings. Anyone can make such a classification list. But it is utterly pointless without context. If this is a true excerpt from ancient chinese language, the original writer was either completely mad or just taking the piss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Thats the beauty of such a classification.

    As a system of relationary preference. There is always one type that you identify with more than the other 15, and by extension, regardless of how strong you identify with said type, that will be your type. You can't ever fall outside of such a classification.

    and you can't identify with a suckling pig more than a creature owned by the emperor?

    you're taking things so seriously...

    and some things (anything that tries to be universal... like one size fits all items) don't really fit very many people at all

    Actually, the list is from the chinese language, possibly faked as the publisher could not trace or confirm the original translator.

    Either way, as a classification list that incoorperates all encompassing categories such as 'Et cetera' and the like. It's hardly of significance.

    It's no more false or true than saying all animals are living beings. Anyone can make such a classification list. But it is utterly pointless without context. If this is a true excerpt from ancient chinese language, the original writer was either completely mad or just taking the piss.

    it was by an argentine author claiming to have found a lost chinese source... he happily admitted to having made it up. he tended to do such things
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    you're taking things so seriously...
    Of course. There is no fun in taking things lightly. Not for me.

    And I was talking about MBTI when I was talking about the relationary preference system. The above list is obviously flawed, for starters because it fails to deliver context.

    And of course everyone would identity with "those that are included in this classification." above all other categories in the classification, because with that category it is impossible to be wrong.
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