[extropy-chat] what is probability?

pjmanney pj at pj-manney.com
Sat Jan 20 03:45:32 UTC 2007

Jef Allbright wrote:
>Kirk sets down his glass of Rigelian brandy and turns to his friend
>sitting stiffly at the bar. With a hint of a smile, he leans over and
>lays his arm across Spock's shoulder.
>"Spock, you old objectivist...," Kirk began.
>Spock arches his eyebrow.  "'Old', Captain?"
>"As humans, there are things that...we...just...know.  We come into the
>world knowing to reach for our mother's breast." His eyes follow the
>Andorian in the miniskirt passing behind Spock. "We know certain things
>we like..."  His eyes snap back and target his empty glass.  "and some
>things we don't."
>"Yes Captain, I am quite familiar with the tenets of evolutionary
>psychology, but I find it fascinating that you humans often act as if
>with certainty, despite lacking a proper reference class."
>"Spock, we...are...our...own reference class."  Kirk winks at Spock and
>rises to follow the Andorian, her hips swaying suggestively as she hints
>at moving toward the exit.  "For example, old friend," Spock's eyebrow
>arches yet again. "How long can an Andorian hold her breath while
>kissing? I don't know, I've never kissed one--yet--but I'd maintain that
>I have a workable prior."
>"Indeed, Captain."

I swore I wouldn't reply to this thread, but how can I resist?

Very funny, Jef.  Excellent job, sir.


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