Archive - Mar 29, 2005

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miss information

I chanced upon a rather cool project called the Uncyclopedia:

Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies. It's sort of like Congress or Parliament. Unlike Congress or Parliament, however, we do have a sense of humor. Nonetheless, this is one of the only factual pages, before everything turns into a puddle of utter confusion and disarray. Savor it. And for the love of Sophia, we know you like disarray, but stop adding confusion to this page to spite the bowel movement.

The site's done 3500+ articles in just two months - quite an acheivement. I enjoyed all the articles I read, however. I see a problem with the aim of the project: to be completely untrue. The problem with lies is that when you couple a lie with another, it has to fit in perfectly, otherwise a contradiction may arise, invalidating both the statements. For example, "Pigs can fly" and "Flying objects cannot start with the letter P" contradict each other; hence while they are perfect lies in themselves, they cease to be valid when the two are put together.

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