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Oct 30 07 11:06 PM
There's this farmer who one day realizes he has a horse that is super-intelligent. He calls for the local wise man, who comes to visit and examine the
horse for signs of supreme equine knowledge.
"Horse, what is two plus two?" says the Wise Man.
The horse stomps its hoof four times in the dirt.
"Good God!" exclaims the Wise Man, "this horse knows math! Horse, can you solve more mathematical problems?"
The horse winnies and the Wise Man begins to ask more questions--addition, subtraction, multiplication, even division. The horse answers every questions by
stomping its hoof on the ground the appropriate number of times. When it is asked a long division problem, the horse even shows its work by drawing in the
"Can you read, horse?" asks the Wise Man. The horse, surprisingly winnies a affirmative answer. "Excellent!" The Wise Man leaves and
returns with a wheelbarrow full of books--all the great works of man. The horse reads Homer, Plato's Republic, the great Greek Plays, the works of the
Taoists and Confucianists, and the Bible. What's more, the horse seems to not only understand but enjoy all of it. It draws diagrams in the dirt with its
hoof that correspond to the texts.
Wanting to further the horse's education, the Wise Man brings the horse a text on analytical geometry and deductive reasoning.
The horse reads a few pages, gasps, and drops dead on the spot.
"Wha-what happened?" yells the farmer.
The Wise Man pauses for a moment and says, "It would appear that you cannot put Descartes before the horse."
-- A2SG, I hadda do it......
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were
fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and
hostility of the universe."
-- Marcus Cole (Jason Carter), Babylon 5
Oct 30 07 11:51 PM
TRCT Poster Girl
Huh? You're a history major and you don't know who Descartes is? Ever hear of... "I think therefore I am?"
Oct 31 07 12:10 AM
Descartes walks into a bar.
"Would you like a beer?" the bartender asks.
Descartes thinks for a minute, then replies "I think not."
And then vanishes!
-- A2SG, somebody stop me.....
Oct 31 07 1:32 PM
Oct 31 07 3:36 PM
A pig sits down to think.
"I pink, therefore I ham."
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