Soul destroying - Issola Spoiler

Fri Nov 11 17:28:40 PST 2005

Davdi Silverrock wrote:

> But that is exactly what a proper mathematical formula decribes!
>It might be a somewhat complicated mathematical formula (so that
>perhaps different formulas would be used between different life
>stages), or mathematical formulas with some factor that ranges between
>certain values, but it should still all come down to math.
>When you have one set of values that goes between 0-100, and another
>set of values that goes between 0-3000, and are told that there is a
>certain relationship between those values (in this case, age), then a
>mathematical formula, with certain accepted limitations, describes
>that relationship.
>Assuming for the moment that that is the case, you could still create
>a mathematical formula that took into account that amount of

Certainly, you can make a formula that describes ANYTHING... That's the 
whole point of math--to provide a symbolic representation for how things 

It's just that such a formula becomes less useful for a casual 
discussion when it goes beyond a certain point of complexity.

Really, I wasn't saying you COULDN'T make a formula to describe the 
aging differences--just that it probably isn't terribly useful to do so. ;-)