From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2008 - 18:52:08 MDT
> While we're solving Great Problems In Definitions, how many grains of
> sand makes a heap?
I put that one to Marcello - "If you keep removing grains of sand from
a heap, when does it stop being a heap?"
Marcello hadn't heard it before, but he still answered - *instantly* -
"Never, when all the sand is gone, it's a heap of zero grains."
Now that's a mathematical mind.
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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