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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 07:07:02 PM »
Philosophy->Existence->Sense->Perception->Awareness->Consciousness->Mind->Panpsychism->Philosophy

Philosophy leads back to philosophy in eight steps.

This game's a mobius strip!
Whoa > Kung Pow! Enter the Fist > Hong Kong action cinema > Cinema of Hong Kong > Movie theater > Ticket (admission) > Voucher > Money > Payment > Party > Person > Human > Taxonomy > Science ...and so forth.


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 09:48:56 PM »
"chicken" > "corn" > "green peppers" > "chili" > *sigh* > "onions?"
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 09:59:44 PM »
(Pssst.... read the first post!).


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 11:02:19 PM »
(Pssst.... read the first post!).

I would, but I have to go get my bone longened.
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 11:59:11 PM »
I'm putting this to the test:

porn -> sexuality -> penis -> vertebrate -> subphylum -> taxonomic rank -> biological classification -> biologist -> scientist -> system -> latin -> italic language -> Indo-European -> language family -> language -> human -> taxonomy -> Ancient Greek -> Greek language -> Greeks -> nation -> sovereign state -> state (polity) -> social sciences -> list of academic disciplines -> academia -> community -> interaction -> causality -> result -> sequence -> mathematics -> quantity -> property (philosophy) -> modern philosophy.

Heh, what do you know, it worked.
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 10:30:07 AM »
I'm putting this to the test:

porn -> sexuality -> penis -> vertebrate -> subphylum -> taxonomic rank -> biological classification -> biologist -> scientist -> system -> latin -> italic language -> Indo-European -> language family -> language -> human -> taxonomy -> Ancient Greek -> Greek language -> Greeks -> nation -> sovereign state -> state (polity) -> social sciences -> list of academic disciplines -> academia -> community -> interaction -> causality -> result -> sequence -> mathematics -> quantity -> property (philosophy) -> modern philosophy.

Heh, what do you know, it worked.

Ooooh, porn. You sure you wanna push the envelope like that? Might wanna wrap a spoiler tag around that.

 ;)
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2011, 01:21:22 PM »
Okay.  I know a word that won't possibly lead to Philosophy.  Nihilism. 

*goes to Wikipedia*

Oh crap.  Who'd have thunk it?


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2011, 01:23:19 PM »
I'm putting this to the test:

porn -> sexuality -> penis -> vertebrate -> subphylum -> taxonomic rank -> biological classification -> biologist -> scientist -> system -> latin -> italic language -> Indo-European -> language family -> language -> human -> taxonomy -> Ancient Greek -> Greek language -> Greeks -> nation -> sovereign state -> state (polity) -> social sciences -> list of academic disciplines -> academia -> community -> interaction -> causality -> result -> sequence -> mathematics -> quantity -> property (philosophy) -> modern philosophy.

Heh, what do you know, it worked.

"list of academic disciplines" must have been edited since yesterday, rendering several of my earlier posts incorrect.


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 01:26:38 PM »
dog > gray wolf > Canidae > biological family > biological classification > organism > biology > natural science > science > knowledge > facts > information > sequence > mathematics > quantity > property > modern philosophy > philosophy


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 03:15:38 PM »
xkcd > webcomic > comics > graphic > visual > visible light > electromagnetic radiation > energy > physics > natural science > science > knowledge > facts > information > sequence > mathematics > quantity > property (philosophy) > modern philosophy > philosophy
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 05:05:54 PM »
Okay.  I know a word that won't possibly lead to Philosophy.  Nihilism. 

*goes to Wikipedia*

Oh crap.  Who'd have thunk it?

Crap (from disambiguation) > feces > American and British Spelling differences (turns out there's many ways to spell feces) > American and British English differences > American English > dialect > linguistics >grammar > structure > intangible > economics > Social Sciences > List of Academic Differences > Academia > Community > Interaction > Causality > result > sequence > mathematics > quantity > property > modern philosophy

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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 08:59:28 AM »
Birdemic > 2008 in Film > film industry > Production Company > New Media > Media Studies > List of Academic Diciplines > Knowledge > Facts > Information > Sequence > Mathematics > Quantity > Property (Philosophy)

I find it interesting that it eventually takes the same road as Porn. :^)


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 09:26:35 PM »
meta-joke>joke>humurous>laughter>stress>dynamic mechanical analysis>Viscoelasticity>viscosity>drag(physics)>fluid dynamics>physics>natural science>science>knowledge>facts>information>sequence>mathematics>quantity>property>modern philosophy>philosophy

whew!
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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 12:24:01 PM »
I would have thought an abstract concept like humour would get to philosophy much sooner.


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Re: Play the Wikipedia game! As inspired by XKCD.
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2011, 01:15:11 AM »
The Secret of Monkey Island > Graphic Adventure Game > Adventure Game > Video Game > Electonic Game > Game > Play (Activity) > Ethology > Zoology > Biology > Natural Science > science > knowledge > facts > information > sequence > mathematics > quantity > property > modern philosophy > philosophy


I like how the topics get more and more rudimentary right up until it falls into that science pitfall. :^)