David A. Black wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, John Carter wrote:
>
> > What does NoThing contain?  Obvious it contains NoThing.
> > noThing.shift returns noThing.  Is NoThing empty?  Yes.
>
> This is a bit like "a ham sandwich is better than God" :-)  [1]
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> David
>
> [1] I don't where it originated, but the syllogism goes: A ham
> sandwich is better than nothing.  Nothing is better than God.  Ergo...
>


 "Nothing is better than eternal happiness.
   A ham sandwich is better than nothing.
    Therefore, a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

 - R. S. Nickerson.
   (Reflections on reasoning. Erlbaum, Hillsdale NJ, 1986.)