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Wikipedia Always Ends In Philosophy

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 2:53am

blk2860

blk2860

3,686 posts

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.

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 3:00am

blk2860

blk2860

3,686 posts

*first, not fire.

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 6:31am

09philj

09philj

1,143 posts

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!

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:11am

Moegreche

Moegreche

2,814 posts

Moderator

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!

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:17am

Moegreche

Moegreche

2,814 posts

Moderator

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!

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:24am

09philj

09philj

1,143 posts

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

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:30am

09philj

09philj

1,143 posts

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.

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:36am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,033 posts

Knight

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

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:37am

Moegreche

Moegreche

2,814 posts

Moderator

Got one:

Consent - implied consent - consent

 

Posted Mar 29, '14 at 7:37am

09philj

09philj

1,143 posts

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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