Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker today reacts to the startling
outcomes of three recent contests: the presidential election,
the Super Bowl, and the Oscar for Best Picture —
"The implicit dread logic is plain."
Related material —
Transformers in this journal and …
“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical. Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”
See also …
The above figure is from Ian Stewart's 1996 revision of a 1941 classic,
What Is Mathematics? , by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins.
One wonders how the confused slave boy of Plato's Meno would react
to Stewart's remark that
"The number of copies required to double an
object's size depends on its dimension."