Wednesday, August 22, 2007

logic, what you can see and conclusions.

The long and frankly rather tedious debate between Dizzy and Tim Ireland over at Dizzy's blog reminds me of the old joke about the Engineer, the Physicist and the Mathematician on a train in Scotland. It's their first trip.

They see a black sheep on the side of a mountain. "Look!" says the engineer, "all the sheep in Scotland are black". "No, no" says the physicist, "some of the sheep in Scotland are black". The mathematican intones "In Scotland, there is a sheep, at least one side of which is black".

My training is in Maths by the way!

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Isn't it fitting that I came across your blog and the most recent post to greet me is a joke? Superb because I am a standup comedienne in NYC.

(Let me just take off my shoes and get comfortable). I have a lot of posts to catch up on.

While I'm reading yours, feel free to stop by mine and leave a comment. Hopefully you'll find something akin to your black sheep joke.