Thursday, October 21, 2004

Proof parodies...

More proof parodies, this set more in the line of philosophical proofs rather than mathematical proofs (via Oxblog).

All the 'proofs' deal with proving the claim 'p', and here is one of the best;
Most people find the claim that not-p completely obvious and when I assert p they give me an incredulous stare. But the fact that they find not- p obvious is no argument that it is true; and I do not know how to refute an incredulous stare. Therefore, p.

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