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Comment author: Halfwitz 09 December 2013 07:32:11PM *  0 points [-]

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Comment author: Hughdo 18 December 2013 05:40:26PM 2 points [-]

Liar Game. To quote GeeJoe on Reddit: "A detailed exploration of psychology and game theory. Throughout the tournament, the anonymous organisers introduce increasingly complex scenarios for the "contestants" to act out. The solutions are all discoverable if you want to think them through for yourself (though the optimal strategy is, after the first one or two, often incredibly non-obvious or counter-intuitive at first glance). Or you can just sit back and enjoy the protagonists solving it themselves." I rather enjoyed the character's personalities combined with the actual game-theory content; it seems to be in a way like a more serious version of what many people like about the series Death Note.

Comment author: Hughdo 16 June 2012 12:04:44AM 3 points [-]

This is one of the most stimulating and well written things I've read in a while. It's great.

Comment author: Hughdo 29 April 2012 01:50:14PM 0 points [-]

I like how these serious logical and moral discussions are juxtaposed with Monty Python.

Comment author: Doug_S. 07 October 2007 10:53:22PM 0 points [-]

I suspect that if I tried to argue with Jacob Stein, the discussion would eventually turn into something like this.

Me: "X is so." Jacob: "No, ~X is so." Me: "But experts say X is so." Jacob: "But these other experts say ~X is so." Me: "Your experts are wrong and incompetent." Jacob: "No, your experts are wrong and incompetent." ad infinitum.

We'd just contradict each other and get nowhere.

Comment author: Hughdo 18 April 2012 12:51:49AM 4 points [-]

That's when you have to pull up the evidence, and compare the life's work of thousands of scientists examining the physical world to the life's work of thousands of people perusing a few disreputable books for meaning.