White Bear Red Face

From: George W. Harris (gharris@mindspring.com)
Date: Sat 11 Mar 2000 - 12:03:46 EET


>From: David Dunham <dunham@pensee.com>
>
>Researchers asked a question like "All bears north of
>the arctic circle are white. Jon saw a bear while north of the arctic
>circle. What color was the bear?" A westerner would answer, "White,"
>but Siberian nomads would all say, "I don't know, why don't you ask
>Jon?" Interesting roleplaying challenge!

        I (a westerner) would ask "Where was the bear?". He might have seen it in
a nature documentary about Yellowstone on Alaskan Public Television.

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Doesn't the fact that there are *exactly* 50 states seem a little suspicious?

George W. Harris gharris@mindspring.com

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