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**Conjecture** There exists a finite set of bobbym quotes such that for every situation that ever exists, there exists a quote in that set which is the appropriate reaction to the situation.

**Current State of the Art** Please see the The Blue Book of bobbym Quotes thread.

**Possible Applications in the Future** With considerable advancements in Artificial Intelligence programming, we will be able to create a nice auto-responder that could be used to spam various online communities

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
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Great application - we could call it superbob.

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Superm makes more sense. Or maybe we should can the whole idea.

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State of the art: kabooblydoo.com

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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It needs more work.

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It needs a pappym

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The conjecture should be false.

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Why?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Entscheidungsproblem.

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How does that relate?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Turing and Church proved that it would take an infinite number of methods to solve an infinite number of problems. In other words no finite set of methods would suffice. I reason that no finite amount of quotes would suffice either.

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I don't think that applies here.

There exists a finite combination of bobbym quotes which could be used to generate ideas of arbitrary kolmogorov complexity

*Last edited by Agnishom (2015-06-01 00:42:42)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It might. The set theory example is that no finite amount of axioms can answer all questions, so why should a finite number of quotes?

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There are languages which are both complete and consistent

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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But you are asking for a set of quotes that cover all situations. It is easy to come up with such a set but they seem to be trivial.

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I am not asking for it. I am saying that there is

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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But bobbym quotes do not cover every situation.

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But bobbym is awesome

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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He is neither awesome or interesting. I know him and he is rather ordinary. Every time he tells me the IQ test story I laugh so hard my spleen explodes.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom,

You are right to give this thread the title 'Consistency Hypothesis'. Is your theory consistent? Is your conjecture true ?

Consider this:

Universal set = {every situation that ever exists}

That includes this situation:

There exists "a situation in which there is no appropriate quote for that situation".

For if that situation doesn't exist then there is a situation that isn't in the Universal set =><=

Therefore your conjecture is false (sorry ) and your theory inconsistent.

Bob

ps. What is the IQ test story ?

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I think you are right but may be we can reword the theory?

Here is the story:

bobbym wrote:

Okay, for you I will tell.

When I tested it caused a stir. The colonel who was conducting the tests said either I was darn near a genius or I was slightly smarter than an apple. They could not figure which was true so they tested me again. This chart explains the results:

Bonzo the chimp

Bertha the chimp

Busby the chimp

Beyonce - Rihanna - Spears a tie!

Paris Hilton

lemur

bobbym

apple

combined IQ's of the US senate

a pear

a peach pit

amoebaMy parents and teachers were outraged, they shook their fists at him and threatened to disembowel him. But he brought soldiers with him that escorted him out safely. Everyone tried to comfort me, do not listen to him they said, we all know you are a genius and will accomplish great things. I sure showed them!

P.S: Does this sound like bobbym?

*Last edited by Agnishom (2015-06-01 13:10:25)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Bumpkins are for integration?

You made me read that story again and I am laughing and suffering from a ruptured spleen. You should hear how bobbym tells it.

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bobbym wrote:

Bumpkins are for integration?

Meaning?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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bob bundy wrote:

hi Agnishom,

You are right to give this thread the title 'Consistency Hypothesis'. Is your theory consistent? Is your conjecture true ?

Consider this:

Universal set = {every situation that ever exists}

That includes this situation:

There exists "a situation in which there is no appropriate quote for that situation".

For if that situation doesn't exist then there is a situation that isn't in the Universal set =><=

Therefore your conjecture is false (sorry ) and your theory inconsistent.

Bob

ps. What is the IQ test story ?

How are so sure the situation you described exists?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Meaning?

That was written by that impostor.

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