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Alright, so I'm sure you've heard of this. Click the fire non-italicized link that isn't in parentheses, and you will always arrive at Philosophy. For example:

Europe
1. Continent
2. Land
3. Earth
4. Planet
5. Astronomical Object
6. Entity
7. Abstraction
8. First Principle
9. Mathematics
10. Quantity
11. Property (Philosophy)
12. Modern Philosophy
13. Philosophy

It can be something weird, too. Like:
Sombrero
1. Mexico
2. Federal Republic
3. Federation
4. Political Union
5. State (Polity)
6. Community
7. Social Unit - This is actually Level of Analysis, go to the top.
8. Unit of Observation
9. Statistics
10. Data
11. Value (Computer Science)
12. Computer Science
13. Science
14. Knowledge
15. Fact
16. Proof (Truth)
17. Necessity and Sufficiency
18. Logic
19. Reason
20. Consciousness
21. Quality (Philosophy)
22. Property (Philosophy)
23. Modern Philosophy
24. Philosophy

So, here you can post any interesting lines, see if you can avoid philosophy, and find a way to get to philosophy without going through modern philosophy.

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*first, not fire.

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1. Solero
2. Ice cream
3. Dessert
4. Western culture
5. Cultural heritage
6. Society
7. Human
8. Hominids
9. Tribe (Biology)
10. Biology
11. Natural Science
12. Science
13. Knowledge
14. Facts
15. Proof
16. Necessity and sufficiency
17. Logic
18. Reasoning
19. Consciousness
20. Quality (Philosophy)
21. Property (Philosophy)
22. Modern Philosophy
23. Philosophy

WHAT!

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I used to play this all the time. It used to be the case that you would get into a fact-proof-evidence loop. But they've apparently changed the entry for proof so that 'sufficient' is now the first link. I remember finding a few that got stuck without getting to philosophy - I'll see if I can find them.
btw - yay philosophy!

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Fart
English Language
West Germanic Language
German
Indo-European Languages
Family
Language
Human
Hominids
Tribe (biology)
Biology
Natural science
Science
Knowledge
Facts
Proof
Necessity and sufficiency
Logic
Reasoning
Consciousness
Quality (Philosophy)
Property (Philosophy)
Modern Philosophy
Philosophy

Oh well, I'll keep trying!

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1. Sausage
2. Food
3. Plant
4. Life
5. Physical Body
6. Physics
7. Natural Science
8. Science
9. Knowledge
10. Facts
11. Proof
12. Necessity and sufficiency
13. Logic
14. Reasoning
15. Consciousness
16. Quality (Philosophy)
17. Property (Philosophy)
18. Modern Philosophy
19. Philosophy

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1. Wikipedia
2. Collaborative editing
3. Source code
4. Computing
5. Computers
6. Computer Program
7. Instruction set
8. Computer architecture
9. Electronic engineering
10. Engineering
11. Science
10. Knowledge
11. Facts
12. Proof
13. Necessity and sufficiency
14. Logic
15. Reasoning
16. Consciousness
17. Quality (Philosophy)
18. Property (Philosophy)
19. Modern Philosophy
20. Philosophy

Sausage is closer to philosophy than wikipedia. Seems legit.

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Hit some weird combination of keys that posted too early, sorry...

The Elder Scrolls
Action role-playing game
Role-playing video game
Video game genres
Video game
Electronic game
Game
Play (activity)
Psychology
Applied science
Science
Knowledge
Facts
Proof
Necessity and sufficiency
Logic
Reason
Consciousness
Quality (Philosophy)
Property (Philosophy)
Modern Philosophy
Philosophy

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Got one:

Consent - implied consent - consent

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1. Charlie Brooker
2. Zeppotron
3 Channel 4
4. Public service
5. BBC
6. Public Broadcasting
7. Radio
8. Wireless
9. Telecommunication
10. Communication
11. Information
12. Sequence
13. Set (Mathematics)
14. Mathematics
15. Quantity
16. Property (Philosophy)
17. Modern Philosophy
18. Philosophy

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1. Future of the Left
2. Alternative Rock
3. Rock Music
4. Popular Music
5. Musical Genre
6. Music
7. Art
8. Human Behaviour
9. Behaviour
10. Organism
11. Biology
12. Natural Science
13. Science
14. Knowledge
15. Facts
16. Proof
17. Necessity and sufficiency
18. Logic
19. Reasoning
20. Consciousness
21. Quality (Philosophy)
22. Property (Philosophy)
23. Modern Philosophy
24. Philosophy

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Oh, and I found one that doesn't go through Modern Philosophy to get to Philosophy:

1. Deity
2. Religioius belief
3. Belief
4. Conjecture
5. Proposition
6. Philosophy

So with that and the consent circle (pg. 1) I'm done.

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1. Slender Man
2. Fiction
3. Reality
4. Existence
5. World
6. Human
7. Hominids
8. Tribe (Biology)
9. Biology
10. Natural Science
11. Science
12. Knowledge
13. Facts
14. Proof
15. Necessity and sufficiency
16. Logic
17. Reasoning
18. Consciousness
19. Quality (Philosophy)
20. Property (Philosophy)
21. Modern Philosophy
22. Philosophy

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LOL:

Wikipedia: Getting to Philosophy
Hyperlink
Computing
Computer
computer program
Instruction set
Computer architecture
Electronic engineering
Engineering
Science
Knowledge
Fact
Proof (truth)
Necessity and sufficiency
Logic
Reason
Consciousness
Quality (philosophy)
Property (philosophy)
Modern philosophy
Philosophy


Even starting with the page about how over 94% of Wikipedia pages end with philosophy, I end with philosophy.

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1. Japan
2. Island
3. Country
4. Political Geography
5. Human Geography
6. Geography
7. Earth
8. Planet
9. Astronomical Object
10. Entity
11. Abstraction
12. First Principle
13. Mathematics
14. Quantity
15. Property (Philosophy)
16. Modern Philosophy
17. Philosophy

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1. Dr. Martens
2. Footwear
3. Garments
4. Human
5. Hominids
6. Tribe (Biology)
7. Biology
8. Natural Science
9. Science
10. Knowledge
11. Facts
12. Proof
13. Necessity and sufficiency
14. Logic
15. Reasoning
16. Consciousness
17. Quality (Philosophy)
18. Property (Philosophy)
19. Modern Philosophy
20. Philosophy

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