Archive for June, 2009

Logicians’ warm-up

June 30th, 2009

No example of the liar’s paradox but a good warm-up is

The Puzzle of the Masked Men (found at Fallacy Files)

During a bank robbery, one of the masked robbers shot a bank guard. The police caught all four robbers and interrogated them in an attempt to determine which was the shooter. Each was questioned while attached to a lie detector machine and … (read on at Fallacy Files)


June 29th, 2009

Ratta calling for attention: Ooops

[Ratta is once again calling for attention.]

Almost unique

June 16th, 2009

She: I discovered that we are almost unique.
He: Define almost!
She: The problem is not the almost, the problem is the unique.
Though, of course, it is not the unique problem, but almost!