Saturday, May 07, 2005

Finals: finally the end of the semester

Here are some funny essay responses that were received by myself and my housemate this semester:

-Question: Why is demarcation important?

Answer: 'Demarcation is important because we need criteria to discern between actual science and pseudo science. Without it, any theory/hypothesis that appears to be scientific could be called so, and then we'd all be screwed I guess.'

-Question: Put the following argument in standard form supplying any missing premises.

'Grandpa, are you a good shot with that rifle?'
'Does a bear shit in the woods?'

Answer: 'If a bear shits in the woods, it will not moving during the shit period (missing premise). If a bear (or object) is not moving, he is a good shot. If a bear shit in the woods, he is a good shot.'

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