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  • I don't think this has seeped into general philosophical jargon yet, but it makes an appearance in Peter Cave's This Sentence Is False: 'Being a bird or an elephant – a birphant – is a poor way of classifying creatures, when concerned about trampling dangers; performing well at operations overall is paradoxically a poor way of classifying hospitals when concerned about the likelihood of our surviving – and to think otherwise leads to puzzles of a gruesome kind in more ways than one.'

    July 17, 2009