tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post7889861848234193494..comments2013-10-28T08:30:20.487-07:00Comments on Ask Doctor Math: You Can't Handle the Lack of Falsehood!drmathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17936175968300765200noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-13648118215024792882009-10-02T23:38:25.688-07:002009-10-02T23:38:25.688-07:00{0} is NOT the empty set.
{0} is the set that con...{0} is NOT the empty set.<br /><br />{0} is the set that contains "the additive identity for real numbers." 0 is not equitable to the null set.<br /><br />{ } is the empty set.Matthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15553655089580125842noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-65471014961215481502009-04-01T20:37:00.000-07:002009-04-01T20:37:00.000-07:00A consequence of all of this is that there are som...<I>A consequence of all of this is that there are some logical statements that are neither true nor false.</I><BR/><BR/>This is not right, or at the very least, it's contentious. The conclusion is susceptible to the strengthened liar. Instead of the statement 'this statement is false', consider the statement 'this statement is not true'. Now you are also barred from concluding that the statement is neither true nor false.quinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14356172520954038825noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-26311478869716145682009-03-20T12:53:00.000-07:002009-03-20T12:53:00.000-07:00Fuzzy logic tells you the answer to all these ques...Fuzzy logic tells you the answer to all these questions is 0.5<BR/><BR/>Deep thought would probably just take billions of years to interpolate that value and arive at 0.42Simonnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-7139195638668043602009-03-14T11:03:00.000-07:002009-03-14T11:03:00.000-07:00The panel could be called the Fortune Tellers.The panel could be called the Fortune Tellers.Travishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13022293149310077251noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-12706167706447136022009-03-13T21:50:00.000-07:002009-03-13T21:50:00.000-07:00Travis, I should keep you on staff. I imagine the...Travis, I should keep you on staff. I imagine there's an xkcd comic to match every post I've ever written. Someone care to prove me right?<BR/><BR/>The slogan for The Newcomb's Paradox Show could be, "The one game show we already know you're going to watch this fall!"drmathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17936175968300765200noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1920088135580776574.post-235249369889740912009-03-13T21:28:00.000-07:002009-03-13T21:28:00.000-07:00I'll post what I consider to be a painfully obviou...I'll post what I consider to be a painfully obvious link, to save others from the wracking internal debate over whether to do it:<BR/><BR/>http://xkcd.com/468/<BR/><BR/>Also, have you considered pitching this game show as an actual game show? Get an imposing panel of psychics, psychologists, and supercomputers together, and a charming Canadian to host the thing, maybe draw the thing out by putting the contestant through a series of "tests" to determine how they think... To make it work, you'd probably need to have a bunch of plants amongst the initial contestants. That way, you could show a number of contestants making the crazy-seeming choice to take only box B and being rewarded for it, which might help sell the plausibility of such a course of action to future actual contestants.Travishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13022293149310077251noreply@blogger.com