Timothy Hunt writes: >Now, I would argue that that's NOT allowed by the rule, as it's >language dependent, and thus refers to something outside of the Koan - >i.e. language. "Red" is an inherent property. "R-E-D" is not, for it >would be different for French players: "R-O-U-G-E". > >Am I right in making such a call? No. An arbitrary mapping between colors and numbers (including one that's derived from mapping, or the periodic table, or whatever) is valid -- because the source of the mapping isn't important, nor does it need to be understood to guess the rule. -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Did you know, if you increment enough, you /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ get an extra digit?" "I knew," weeps Six. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ "We knew. But we had forgotten." '---''(_/--' (_/-'