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  1. Jul 2023
    1. tautology is a word we don't use very often.  It doesn't come up in relationship to ecological   processes as often, I think, as it should.
      • for: tautology
      • definition
        • ecology of thinking is adverse to adverse to ecology
        • tautology is adverse to new information comes in
          • Leonard Cohen
            • there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in
  2. Sep 2021
    1. Some would argue that the phrase ''survival of the fittest'' is tautological, in that the fittest are defined as those that survive to reproduce.
  3. Apr 2021
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  5. May 2020
    1. The easy answer is that processing means "everything." It's hard to imagine an action you could take in relation to personal data that wouldn't qualify as "processing" it. But for anyone who really wants to understand their obligations under the law, this answer won't be enough.
    1. In natural languages, some apparent tautologies may have non-tautological meanings in practice. In English, "it is what it is" is used to mean 'there is no way of changing it'.[1] In Tamil, vantaalum varuvaan literally means 'if he comes, he will come', but really means 'he just may come'.[2]
    2. In the context of first-order logic, a distinction is maintained between logical validities, sentences that are true in every model, and tautologies, which are a proper subset of the first-order logical validities.
  6. Nov 2013