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RE: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Mar 2006 08:51:23 -0800 (PST)
Christopher H. wrote:
> When I play Zendo, I just have a house rule that pieces completely
> obscured by an opaque pyramid cease to exist (a koan consisting of
> a small piece covered by a large black piece is the same koan as a
> single upright large black piece, both with a pip count of three).

Schroedinger's Pyramid!

Really, if I understand such things correctly, an obscured piece
possibly exists, but in an indeterminate state expressed as a
probability of existence. Only through observation can we collapse
the quantum state, and until then it both exists and does not exist.

Such philosophical conundra are one reason most people don't play
Zendo with opaque pyramids.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

PS: Ah, Friday.

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