That Logic Blog

May 06, 2005


(Definition via Uncyclopedia)

A logician is an entertainer who tries to make people laugh by playing tricks and acting, not unlike clowns do, but clowns take their jobs much more seriously than most logicians. Most traditional logicians try to reduce as much as they can to absurdity, using reductio ad absurdum, thus making falsum the sound basis of all knowledge.

In most cases, logicians have a very high EQ, and their social skills are more developed than those of average people. At parties, they are often in the center of the attention, dancing and telling wild stories and a lot of rubbish to entertain people. Their favorite trick is to ask people to state something, which they then reduce to absurdity within seconds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The philosopher, A.J. Ayer, who was certainly the life and centre of any party he was at, was once dancing with an attractive woman who asked him what he did for a living. He then received 30 minutes of questions about rabbits, playing cards, bisected women, etc. Finally he realized that she'd heard "magician", when he'd said "logician".


Posted by Peter

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the social skills of the students in the logic group here are certainly more developed than those of average members of the math department. Whether they're more developed than those of average people, I can't say. But I'll have to try that party trick out next weekend. 

Posted by Kenny Easwaran

6:29 PM  

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