#33825. Asked by a apple. (May 16 03 8:39 PM)
Hold an apple in your hand. Is it an apple? Yes. The object in your hand belongs to the clumps of space-time we call the set of apples--all apples anywhere ever. Now take a bite, chew it, swallow it. Let your digestive tract take apart the apple's molecules. Is the object in your hand still an apple? Yes or no? Take another bite. Is the new object still an apple? Take another bite, and so on down to void.
The apple changes from thing to nonthing, to nothing. But where does it cross the line from apple to nonapple? When you hold half an apple in your hand, the apple is as much there as not. The half apple foils all-or-none descriptions. The half apple is a fuzzy apple, the gray between the black and the white. Fuzziness is grayness
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