Catch 23 ?

I have a Catch-22 thread running since the original manifesto about how to provide convincing arguments about knowledge modelling, if I’m sceptical about there being any place here for “scientific method”. The range of ANKOS reviews – positive, negative and indifferent to Wolfram – suggests he really has the same problem. [Amazon reader reviews.]

The recently much publicised Laughlab survey of the funniest jokes in the world, reported the following as the top joke in Germany. [Quote] A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly. The soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown and say: That’s not it and put it down again. This went on for some time, until the general arranged to have the soldier psychologically tested. The psychologist concluded that the soldier was deranged, and wrote out his discharge from the army. The soldier picked it up, smiled and said: That’s it. [Unquote] Catch 23 I call that. Many a true word.

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