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Thread #150321   Message #3501826
Posted By: Mr Red
11-Apr-13 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
Megan L

I see the logic you table, it is a variation on the two brothers double negative riddle.
but it still relies on assumptions that Anne is human.

As has been said a riddle is a riddle, and assumes we make the right assumptions.

If that was a computer program - believe me - it would crash!

Now let me tell you the - in order to copy & paste the text I went on their website and looked for the article with a heading (in very large font) "Stupid is as Stupid Does" - not to be found!
Only by putting in the exact date and issue number did it offer an article entitled "Stupidity". Looking in the contents page of the paper magazine I found it called "Stupidity".

Now call me a pedant, but the tenet of the article was that even clever people do stupid things. Even editors of scientific publications - I submit.