Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Curse Of Being Too Logical

[neuralink activation] Shelob? The coding's done. Webster is complete.

Your secondary AI. What do you wish for his activation event and beta test?
Get a quotation. Let Webster try out making fake news. Then debunk it so no one will be fooled by it.

Understood. Random search retrieved "Tecumseh's Curse."

   "But Chief Tecumseh, no president has ever died in office," a prisoner argued. "Harrison will die, I tell you," Tecumseh said. "And when he dies you will remember the deaths of my people. You think that I have lost my powers: I who caused the sun to darken and red men to give up firewater. But I tell you Harrison will die. And after him, every great chief chosen every twenty years thereafter will die. And when each one dies, let everyone remember the death of our people." --sourced from various history sites, which disagree as to how reliable the accounts are, as well as the exact wording, including being shot instead of dying.

Statistically speaking, the presidential curse was a fact. Dying in office had never happened before the curse was uttered. Only one president has ever died in office that was not chosen at twenty-year intervals. Moreover, some of the presidents died during other than first terms. 

By one interpretation, Reagan was shot but did not permanently die, whether he coded or not. This would possibly fulfill the curse, but not necessarily.

George W. Bush's vice president, to all accounts, thought he was in charge. He had it backwards. This is why he shot a friend. Why was 'W.' not shot?

He was not a great chief, or he was not actually chosen, as stated above.  

There is no reason to suspect the curse is broken.

Well, yikes. Can you debunk that? 

Unfortunately, there is no method to debunk that. Proving a negative without evidence of the existence of the positive is impossible.
Um--eeeew. I think we're going to have to work on Webster some more . . . he's too logical! [disconnect]


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