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My phone beeps at me…

 

Can i get a v tomorrow.pleeeeeease

In a quantum universe, anything is possible. Fewer things are likely.

 So ur answer is…

 Occam’s razor! What do they teach you in school?

 You should know your the teacher not me

 Yes, and tomorrow I shall teach you about Occam’s razor. Also: which “you’re” to use. (You used the wrong one.)

 So are you getting me a V

 A short lesson on Occam’s razor: No.

 I’m crying now

 Probably for the best, life will make you sad, so you need to get used to tears.

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February 26, 2013 · 8:17 am

“Right, based on what you’ve told me, you might like this book. There’s only one problem – I haven’t finished it, and I always try to make sure I’ve read something before I lend it to students.”

“Why?”

“Well, you see, some years ago I had a book on my desk that I was going to read on the bus home that afternoon. A student asked if she could borrow it and I said yes. A few days later, she came and saw me and said ‘That book was pretty extreme. I don’t think I was old enough to read it.’ So I said she’d better give it back, and she said ‘I can’t, I’ve given it to this other girl.’ So over the next few months I had students come up and tell me that they didn’t think they were old enough to read it but had done so regardless and passed it to their friends. After I eventually got it back, I told this to my flatmate at the time, and she read it before I did. I asked her what she thought of the book, and, at the age of 23, she said ‘I don’t think I was old enough to read that.’ So, as I say, I try to make sure I’ve read whatever I lend you.”

“Well… do you have that book you’re talking about?”

“You mean do I have the book that could have got me fired if anyone found out I lent it to teenagers? The book that was objectively scarring to a wide array of people?”

“Yes.”

“What do you think? It’s in my cupboard over there, I’ll just get for you…”

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February 7, 2013 · 8:52 am