Call For Judgement 34 > Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1993 13:26:01 -0500 (CDT) > From: "DAVID L. NICOL, UNDECIDED MAJOR POSTER CHILD 1993" > <DNICOL%PRIMUS@VAX1.UMKC.EDU> > Subject: Re: Proposal Queue > To: email@example.com > Message-Id: <01H2XUML2DJMCU2182@VAX1.UMKC.EDU> STATEMENT Only the speaker may define what is and is not possible for the speaker to do. JUDGE Ronald Kunne <KUNNE@frcpn11.in2p3.fr> > I Judge this Statement to be FALSE. > > Justification: > This Judge interprets the Statement as > "Only the Speaker may determine what actions determined by the Nomic > Rules he is capable of doing or not doing" as any more general > interpretation (that is: outside the realm of Nomic) are clearly > out of his jurisdiction. > > The Speaker, like anybody else, has only limited time available > to play Nomic. The Statement therefore can only apply to the > time periods when the Speaker is actively playing Nomic. > > But during these periods he has "to abide by all the Rules in effect" > (Rule 101). > That means, that as long as his actions (or lack thereof) are prescribed > by certain Nomic rules, he does not have any freedom of choice in > the matter. > > As such the Statement generalizes of course to any Player. > Rule referenced: > 101. All Players must always abide by all the Rules then in effect, > in the form in which they are then in effect. The Rules in the > Initial Set are in effect at the beginning of the first game. > The Initial Set consists of Rules 101-116 (Immutable) and > 201-219 (Mutable).