Annotations to Annotations

References to Martin Gardner’s annotations in 07: What I tell you three times is true. Chaos, Co-Ordinated by John MacDougal (pseudonym of Robert Lowndes & James Blish), p. 36~57 in Astounding Science Fiction, October 1946 11: the Baker’s 42 boxes 13 and 14: the Baker’s hot names 15: hyenas (and bears) 16: bridecake 17: … Continue reading “Annotations to Annotations”

Repetition increases perceived truth Psychonomic Bulletin & Review October 2019, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 1705–1710 Repetition increases perceived truth equally for plausible and implausible statements Lisa K. Fazio, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook Abstract: Repetition increases the likelihood that a statement will be judged as true. This illusory truth effect is well established; however, it has been … Continue reading “Repetition increases perceived truth”

Truth isn’t Truth

I can prove that Joe Biden stole the election. What I tell you three times is true! (MG007) Let’s check the rumors. The following program counts assertions in order to check whether they are true. As everybody knows, assertions become facts if they have been told three times. The input to the function “atLeastThrice” is … Continue reading “Truth isn’t Truth”