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November 10, 2009

Dysrationalia

"Jack is looking at Anne, but Anne is looking at George. Jack is married, but George is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person?

A) Yes.

B) No.

C) Cannot be determined.

Go to Cosmic Variance for the answer.

While you are there, take the time to read some of the many comments. I am not usually one to take time to read other people's comments, but in this case the comments were as entertaining as the post.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hmmm...intrigued...

Ina in Alaska said...

Too lazy to check out the answer .... but.... I picked up a copy of Lady Susan... reading it now. Enjoying. Thank you.

Big Dave T said...

I went to the Cosmic Variance site but could not locate the picture. Maybe I'd have to see it in 3-D to get the whole picture. And I'm distracted by that one guy looking right at the camera. Maybe it has something to do with him, like he's the director of a movie or something.

Ronda Laveen said...

c?

otin said...

I said cannot be determined? was I right?

smiles4u said...

I guessed right....but then second guessed myself...and I am still a little confused...lol. I did read some of the comments over there and your are right, some of those comments are humorous!

TechnoBabe said...

Hi Brian, thanks for stopping by. I like little teasers like this.

Ina, so glad you are reading and enjoying Lady Susan!

Dave,the article in Cosmic Variance is called Cognitive Miser. I found this picture to use for this post so you wouldn't find this picture in Cosmic Variance. Thanks for commenting.

Ronda, you did the same thing I did. Over 80% answer C.

Otin, The answer is A.

Smiles, Thanks for checking out the article and I am glad you got a chuckle out of their comments like I did.

Shadowthorne said...

My ultimate answer would be...

"Is it wrong for people, no matter what status to look at each other?"

Ha ha ha!

Shrinky said...

So long as you don't touch the goods, looking is fine, it's part of what keeps life interestng!

Julie said...

That is great! You find such good things to read, Technobabe. I had the same reaction as smiles4u. I got it right, but then I figured I must be wrong. You're right about the comments, too. It was a lot of fun to read.

Margie said...

I shall go to Cosmic Variance when I have more time.

Sorry I have not been visiting lately ....just a lot going on.

Take care.

Margie:)

A Free Man said...

It's C. I don't care what they say! Based on the information that you're given, you can not determine whether or not Anne is married.

This annoys me now. I'm going to have to go and comment!