Date: Nov 18, 2012 2:52 PM
Author: Will Janoschka
Subject: Re: OT: Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:12:02, Wally W. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:59:21 -0500, Wally W. wrote:
> >On Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:54:42 -0600, Sam Wormley wrote:
> >>Stephen Fry does something no human has ever done before
> >>> http://www.sciencedump.com/content/steven-fry-does-something-no-human-being-has-ever-done
> >>> 80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000
> >In fairness, the first look at the deck shows the four of spades on
> >the bottom.
> >He does not seem to be starting his on-camera shuffles with a "new"
> >deck in standard order.
> >But if the producers are worth their salt, that deck hasn't seen many
> >shuffles before it got on camera.
> >The odds would seem to be far greater than 1 in (52!) that no other
> >deck of cards has ever been in that order before.
> His claims are:
> 1. "That pack of cards, ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, has
> never before, in the history of our planet been in that order. It's
> never been in that order before."
> 2. "This pack of cards has never been in this order before."
> The diversion about countless packs of cards on trillions of planets
> is just that: a diversion.
> His claims were about a particular pack of cards, which has not
> existed for the entire "history of our planet."
> A reasonable response is: So what? Who cares about his particular pack
> of cards?
Perhaps "his" pack of cards is where you put "all" of your gold coins.