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Chicken and egg make
circular logic omelette
consumes when consumed


"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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The following comments are for "Wishbones and Eggshells"
by drsoos

Circular Logic Haiku
Your haiku made me smile, Dr. Soos, a very clever turn on a familiar phrase -- though I wonder what prompted the title? The eggshell reference I understand, but what were you intending by wishbones?

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: November 27, 2004 )

hazelfaern-scrambled thoughts

Having egg remnants in the title, I wanted some chicken part as well. After considering feathers and chicken lips, I went with wishbones, as it evokes hopes and wishes, and suits my fancy.

I'm glad that my bit of poultry made you smile, but it's surely not pullet surprise material. Thanks for your comment and question.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: November 27, 2004 )

logic types
Great studies in logic. The Soft Pretzel could be built onto CPUs. The omelette into a C Sharp subroutine.


( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: December 5, 2004 )

Dr. Soos: What's Cookin'?
DS: I do not get this at all. Am I but an egg? ;)

Can you enlighten me here? Is it to mean something deeper than breakfast? Not getting it.

Oh, okay. Which came first? If I'm not right, please whip me into shape.


( Posted by: GibsonGirl [Member] On: December 8, 2004 )

G G- I'll whip, you make breakfast
Egging each other on, they came together. No, this is no deeper than a short stack. Circular reasoning (or logic) simply assumes a premise to be true in order to prove the truth of that premise. For example:

God inspired the Bible
The Bible says God exists
Therefore God exists

This assumes God's existence in order to prove God's existence.

It also describes a technical flaw in computer programming that I won't even try to fathom, but I think it's the rough equivalent of the human example. I believe Spock used it to defeat a malevolent supercomputer in an episode of Star Trek.

I guess the chicken and egg is actually a circular question rather than circular logic, but either can consume your thoughts if consumed.

I like mine over easy.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: December 8, 2004 )

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