July 20, 2005
Alex the grey parrot does math.
Via mirabilis and with a sidelong look (the title) toward Kathy Shaidle, the visit with whom today leads to the subject of concepts cf. Reality, deep talk in Japan involving Jehovah's Witnesses, Hare Krishna Govinda-singers, and, in the narrative corner, an ordained American Buddhist eating fried banana pie. Only on the internet...
Update: Constant Reader of Good&Happy points out that the concepts of "none" and "zero" are conceptually discrete, and that our little foray into placeholders and "all-gone-ness" may have been confused. Oh well, blame the meme on Nadagate, and cultural habits of misdirection.