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Lost and Found

I recall the story of the philosopher and the theologian. The two were engaged in disputation and the theologian used the old quip about a philosopher being like a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat—which wasn't there. "That may be," said the philosopher; "but a theologian would have found it."
—Julian Huxley


 

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A quantum physicist would presumably have believed it to be simultaneously both there and not-there, at least until she had had a good look.

A buddhist would have denied the existence of all apparent cats, whether they are there or not.

A politician would have found a scapegoat to blame for the non-existence of the cat, and claimed that things would be much better if only the cat did actually exist.

And a 21st century internet user would have slapped a picture of the cat on a website with the caption OH HAI U NO CAN S3E ME!!!111!1 KTHXBYE

And a 21st century internet user would have slapped a picture of the cat on a website with the caption OH HAI U NO CAN S3E ME!!!111!1 KTHXBYE

I lol'd.

Hey, this internets thing is serious business. It has even inspired a new translation of the bible:

http://www.notablogtm.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/lolcatbiblesml.jpg

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