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Wishbone

Posted by Michael Dickens on December 5, 2008

My brother and I just broke a wishbone. He won. But before he did, I wished to lose. So who really won? It is possible that my wish came true for a reason other than my wishing it. But if both people wish to lose, then no matter who wins, that person’s wish is not coming true. (If I had won, my wish would not have worked.)

Therefore, wishbones do not work. By similar logic, it is possible to disprove any sort of wish.

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One Response to “Wishbone”

  1. Phynnboi said

    I suppose if the choice is between breaking reality and granting your wish, reality must be preserved. 😉

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