By R. L. Weber
This anthology offers an perception into the wit and mind of the medical brain via a mix of fun and severe contributions written by way of and approximately scientists. The contributions checklist altering attitudes inside technological know-how and replicate the interactions of technology with society.
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Therefore all elephants are white. By corollary 1 everything is white. Theorem 2. Alexander the Great did not exist and he had an injinite number of limbs. Proof. We prove this theorem in two parts. First we note the obvious fact that historians always tell the truth (for historians always take a stand, and therefore they cannot lie). ’ But we know by corollary 2 everything is white; hence Alexander could not have ridden a black horse. Since the consequent of the conditional is false, in order for the whole statement to be true the antecedent must be false.
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Project the plane into a line, and then project the line into an interior point of the cage. The lion is projected into the same point. 4. The Bolzano-Weierstrass method. Bisect the desert by a line running N-S. The lion is either in the E portion or in the W portion; let us suppose him to be in the W portion. Bisect this portion by a line running E-W. The lion is either in the N portion or in the S portion; let us suppose him to be in the N portion. We continue this process indefinitely, constructing a sufficiently strong fence about the chosen portion at each step.
A Random Walk in Science by R. L. Weber