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I've always felt that constraining yourself to poetry that rhymes restricts both what you can say and the artfulness with which you can say it.

I've had this thought before too, but I don't think there's any overall limit on how artful rhyming poetry can be. It's just harder and more time consuming. And yeah, sometimes you come up with a beautiful line and then can't use it because it doesn't fit with the syllable count.

Caledonian, shouldn't you check up on who currently owns the word 'reasoning' before stating that?

I guess there must be some sort of register somewhere...

I hate to be a pedant (no really!), but most humans have eight fingers and two thumbs.

Hmm, tricky one.

Do I get to pick the person who has to be tortured?

AI's need Emergence too. Make sure to add some of that to the soup ;^)

Surely if only the greatest thinkers thought it, everyone else who holds it to be true has it cached?

In the case of Divorce, the reasons cannot always be taken as evidence for the marriage having been a mistake to begin with.

Things happen and people change.

If you had the time, National Novel Writing Month might be a useful exercise for you!

Aren't we understating the role of labels in brevity here?

Where the labelled thing is understood well enough by the labeller and listener or of trivial importance to the problem domain, don't labels contribute to cognitive economy?

I'd have said when you need to get things done, fear of wasting time is desirable rather than deadly.

I want my wife to read this, but I don't think she'd believe it.

You'd only assume a 10% risk given a 30 year bond over a 300 year future if you assumed an even risk distribution over the 300 years.