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  1. Half full or half empty depends on whether you are pouring it or drinking it 🙂

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  2. Gezza

     /  2nd October 2016

    Whatever way you look at it, there’s wastage. There’s twice as much glass as is needed there.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  3rd October 2016

      The glass is always full-it’s just not full of water ! (marvels at having taken so long to work this out)

      The glass can never be empty, can it ?

      As ice swells, can a glass that’s full of ice be…oh. never mind, that way madness lies.

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      • Gezza

         /  3rd October 2016

        The physicist had that one sussed straight away Kitty.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  3rd October 2016

          That’s why by the time your ice block has melted your glass is never as full, Gezza.

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          • Gezza

             /  3rd October 2016

            Wrong again Al. My glass is still full, just – as the physicists note above – partly with liquid, and the remainder with a gas mixture.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  3rd October 2016

              (coughs) Oh. I was just seeing if you had noticed the physicist’s theory. You had. Well done.

              If all the air was somehow sucked out, could the glass be really half-full of water ? If all the air from an ’empty’ glass was sucked out, it would be an empty glass then, wouldn’t it ?

              I do dislike drinks with so much ice in them that I have hardly any of what it’s meant to be and, if I let the ice melt, I have a glass of mostly cold water. A very expensive drink of water in some cases !

  3. Only the physicist, relativist and surrealist actually deal with the whole entire glass and all its contents …

    I always thought I was a Surreal Relativist … and now I know … I’m a relative surrealist …

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  3rd October 2016

      I suspect that most of us are one of the first three depending upon circumstances on the day. There are days when it’s too much effort to pick up the glass.

      The people who sneered at the bronze medal winners are half-emptyists, whereas to me, the bronze medals said ‘third best in the world’. Nick Ellis sneered at me for not winning Mastermind, and while I would have loved to win it-of course, it would be a lie to say otherwise-I was delighted to be on it in the first place and do as well as I did ! Half-fullism there !

      Nikki Hamblin threw away her chance in that race-but she was pure gold for decency and sportsmanship, and I suspect that she will be remembered long after the winner is ! Full-glass.

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      • Corky

         /  3rd October 2016

        A lecturer once asked our class to write in one sentence what we thought philosophy is.
        I wrote: ‘Philosophy is proof of man’s ignorance regarding his perceptions of true reality.’ The nasty lecturer said my sentence was the equivalent of ‘verbose puffery.’
        And patently wrong as everyone has a different reality. There is no one reality. I told him he was arguing my point. He told me I was arguing his, and what’s more, proving him right, and I wrong. I told him I was rIght then. He said, that’s your reality, you are wrong.

        Glasses,Glasses everywhere, not one drop of truth to spare.

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  4. Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally “love of wisdom” is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[5][6] The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC).
    Me, I define philosophy as thinking about things and behaviour.

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