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  1. vigmeister added an answer to a question Making Ice   

  2. vigmeister added an answer to a question Line Up   

  3. vigmeister added an answer to a question Many More Discursive Judges   

  4. vigmeister added a question in New Logic/Math Puzzles   

    Many More Discursive Judges
    - Two suspects: Jacques & Gilles. It's been proven that one of them is guilty and deserves decapitation, but we do not know which one.
    - Jacques is guilty if and only if both statements P and Q are true. Otherwise, Gilles gets the guillotine...
    - There are 9 independent judges and an arbiter (you) who interprets their collective decision with no information about the case.

    Situation A
    - 4 judges think P&Q are true
    - 3 believe only P is true and that Q is false
    - 2 believe only Q is true and that P is false

    Situation B
    - 5 judges think both P&Q are true
    - 4 judges think P is false and Q is false

    Situation C
    - 5 judges think P&Q are true
    - 2 believe only P is true and that Q is false
    - 1 believes only Q is true and that P is false
    - 1 believes that P is false and Q is false

    What is your verdict for each of these situations? Perhaps this thread needs to move to philosophical banter?

    Cheers!
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  5. vigmeister added an answer to a question Discursive Judges   

  6. vigmeister added an answer to a question A paradox with derivatives   

  7. vigmeister added an answer to a question Initial reactions - Lyrics   

  8. vigmeister added an answer to a question Whether to switch   

  9. vigmeister added a post in a topic Can Infinity Be Less Than One?   

    1/n is basically "one divided into n parts"... using this definition, "one divided into an uncountable number of parts" will be naturally close to zero. I think the jump you made was
    - infinity is uncountable
    - 1/2, 1/3, 1/4.... 1/infinity
    - 1/infinity is uncountable (Why? 1/infinity is clearly defined as zero..but let's say I grant you this even if I do not agree)
    - infinity is less than zero (Why? just because it is uncountable, it is not infinite )

    Cheers!
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  10. vigmeister added a post in a topic Berry's Paradox   

    Back here after almost 6 years of absence I used to be known as kingofpain, but I lost the password... I still remember discussions with bonanova, so it only made sense that start off replying to him

    An assumption you make is that all numbers are specifiable. This is not proven.
    - The list of specifiable numbers with less than 23 syllables is finite.
    - "The smallest number not specifiable using fewer than 23 syllables" does not exist

    The conclusion here is that if a number is specifiable, it can be specified with less than 23 syllables. In other words, the list of specifiable numbers is finite. PAradox resolved!
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