User talk:Dr Lindsay B Yeates

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Hugh Boyd M'Neile statue[edit]

Hi Dr Yeates, I went to St George's Hall before the Liverpool meetup, but there was a wedding being held there, so I couldn't get in to photograph the statue. And by the time we'd left the pub, the hall was closed. So unfortunately I wasn't able to get a picture for you. I'll try again next time I'm in Liverpool, but that might not be for a while - next meetup will be in August, and I don't think I'll be able to attend anyway, so unless anyone else is able to take the picture, it might not be till October. I'll put a note on the August meetup page. Bazonka (talk) 13:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your effort on my behalf. I'm most grateful.122.106.92.188 (talk) 14:03, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Statue in St George's Hall, Liverpool.jpg
Hi Lindsay. Is this the right statue? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 12:57, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Absolutely! Ever so grateful for your kindness, Dr Lindsay B Yeates (talk) 13:54, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Your revert of my "typo" fix Fred Swift[edit]

Regarding this please see MOS:QUOTE which suggests that these typos be corrected as they are trivial (but improve readability). --LilHelpa (talk) 23:02, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thought experiment[edit]

Thank you for fixing the link to your dissertation on thought experiments.

You start the dissertation with a recital of the Blind Men and the Elephant. Have you done a logical analysis of that? You'll have noticed that it is deeply instructive in a number of ways as well as hopelessly flawed. Isn't this true of all empirical thought experiments? ~~ BlueMist (talk) 04:26, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

I hope that you find the dissertation, and the non-typical perspective from which I examined the entire process of thought experimentation, useful and informative. Yes, I have noticed that the poem it was "deeply instructive" on many levels (and that's why I included it); and, of course, it is deeply flawed. I have not done a logical analysis of the poem. I must state, however, given my studies in oriental cultures, particularly ancient Chinese, I am very well aware that the sorts of notion expressed by the American poet (John Godfrey Saxe) have been around for a very, very long time.Dr Lindsay B Yeates (talk) 06:39, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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