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Re: [MATH for FUN] Halloween advice

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  • MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com
    In a message dated 10/31/2005 8:52:59 PM Central Standard Time, ... This assumes that Ouija boards are so stupid they don t recognize this kind of logical
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      In a message dated 10/31/2005 8:52:59 PM Central Standard Time,
      no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:


      > Here is helpful advice to anyone who needs to consult a spirit or
      > 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."
      >
      >

      This assumes that Ouija boards are so stupid they don't recognize this kind
      of logical trick.

      stevo


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