[thechat] Economic Stimulus

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Mon Feb 2 14:16:31 CST 2009

erik mattheis noted:

>>Postulate: One cat has eight tails.
>>Proof: No cat has seven tails. One cat has one more tail than no cat.
>>Therefore, one cat has eight tails.

Heh.  I love it.  Reminds me of:

Theorem: All non-zero positive integers are interesting.

Proof by Contrapositive:  Assume not.  Then there exists a set of non-interesting non-zero positive integers.  This set contains an element which is the smallest member of that set.

Gee.  That's a pretty interesting property!    

Contradiction.  Hence done.  Q.E.D.

(Who has owned several cats with no tails.)

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