Re: [MATH for FUN] Halloween advice
- In a message dated 10/31/2005 8:52:59 PM Central Standard Time,
> Here is helpful advice to anyone who needs to consult a spirit orThis assumes that Ouija boards are so stupid they don't recognize this kind
> magic oracle such as a ouija board.
> Combine your (yes/no) question with a query about the oracle's
> competence in one efficient yes/no question. For example, suppose you
> need to know *with certainty* whether it will rain tomorrow. Put the
> question as follows:
> "Will exactly one of the following happen? (1) It will rain tomorrow.
> (2) Your ignorance, mendacity, nonexistence, or other condition will
> prevent you from answering this question correctly."
of logical trick.
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