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RE: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

  • From"Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 14 Mar 2006 12:52:00 -0500
The way I explain it is this:  You should be able to remove all the marking
stones from the koans, tell a third party the rule and have them correctly
mark each koan based on what they see.  This demonstrates the invalidity of
temporal rules, hidden information, etc.

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[mailto:icehouse-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elliott C. Evans
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Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

Christopher H. wrote:
> > Sorry to throw the rulebook at you, but it's only logical that
> > Spock would ask the master a question.
> The Spock Rule assumes Spock *is* the master. Spock should be able
> to correctly mark the koan, just looking at it, knowing no details
> of its construction and using only what he can see.

Ah! Good catch. Now I see what you were getting at.

Another good name for this rule would be the Fair Witness rule.
That would avoid referencing possibly trademarked characters. =^>

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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