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2013-07-19 11:07:00 AM  
Udder nonsense. Half the time my boss is right it's only by accident.
 
2013-07-19 11:09:33 AM  

phlegmmo: Udder nonsense. Half the time my boss is right it's only by accident.


Then again, it's his definition of right.
 
2013-07-19 02:13:42 PM  
To illustrate this Gettier came up with a thought experiment famously known as The Cow in the Field. A farmer sees that his cow is missing.

No, no...it's TWO cows in TWO fields.

/possibly obscure
 
2013-07-19 02:17:13 PM  
First assume a spherical cow....
 
2013-07-19 02:17:47 PM  

Stone Meadow: To illustrate this Gettier came up with a thought experiment famously known as The Cow in the Field. A farmer sees that his cow is missing.

No, no...it's TWO cows in TWO fields.

/possibly obscure



"There are FOUR cows!"
www.thepensivecitadel.com

 
2013-07-19 02:24:02 PM  
I'm all for sticking it to justified true belief as conditions for knowledge, but it's really one of those "not even wrong" kind of things. As in, once you've accepted that it's worth discussing, you'll find yourself trapped in a cognitive loop with no readily apparent way out.
 
2013-07-19 02:27:05 PM  
how did this get green lighted?

I say we recycle this instead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQp5l4-sfFA
 
2013-07-19 02:33:53 PM  
Today on 'io9 summarizes wikipedia articles'...
 
2013-07-19 02:40:47 PM  

Obscene_CNN

how did this get green lighted?

Everything gawker posts gets greenlighted.
 
2013-07-19 03:16:35 PM  
I knew that.
 
2013-07-19 03:35:49 PM  
When data can be interpreted multiple ways, every interpretation is equally valid.

I got exactly that far.
 
2013-07-19 03:38:44 PM  
"There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one of them is a logician and one of them is a mathematician. And they have just crossed the border into Scotland (I don't know why they are going to Scotland) and they see a brown cow standing in a field from the window of the train (and the cow is standing parallel to the train). And the economist says, 'Look, the cows in Scotland are brown.' And the logician says, 'No. There are cows in Scotland of which at least one is brown.' And the mathematician says, 'No. There is at least one cow in Scotland, of which one side appears to be brown.' And this is funny because economists are not real scientists and because logicians think more clearly, but mathematicians are best." - Christopher, The Curious Tale of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)
 
2013-07-19 04:11:51 PM  
There are four men on a train; a Scotsman, a Cuban, an American physicist, and an American mathematician.  The Cuban takes out a cigar, lights it, takes one puff, and then throws it out the window.  The Scot says "why did you do that?  It seems like a waste."  The Cuban replies "we have so many cigars in Cuba that they really aren't worth anything to us."

A few minutes later, the Scot pulls out a bottle of single malt, opens it up and takes one sip, and then throws the rest of the bottle out the window.  The Cuban asks "why did you do that?  Such a waste!"  The Scot replies "we have so much whisky in Scotland that it really isn't worth anything to us."

A few minutes later, the American physicist stands up and throws the mathematician out the window.
 
2013-07-19 04:22:28 PM  
I am a software engineer in Hungary, drinking Scottish whiskey, smoking some local cigarette, I have a mostly brown cat, and I am confused.
 
2013-07-19 06:07:21 PM  
Married men everywhere have had cows prove that they can't be right EVER...
 
2013-07-19 07:18:43 PM  
I can't be right accidently? That's what you think.
 
2013-07-19 09:00:20 PM  
"how did this get green lighted?"

People commented on it.
YOU DAD, I LEARNED IT FROM YOUUUU!!!!
 
2013-07-19 10:35:54 PM  
photos.uc.wisc.edu
A boobies thread!
 
2013-07-20 12:03:46 AM  

Stone Meadow: To illustrate this Gettier came up with a thought experiment famously known as The Cow in the Field. A farmer sees that his cow is missing.

No, no...it's TWO cows in TWO fields.

/possibly obscure


I swear I've heard this before but I can't for the life of me remember where.  Little help?
 
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