Can Mathematics predict when you are going to die?
Started by parsonstreet, 7th July 2019 23:24 in Science & Astronomy

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    Luna
    Sounds like a good plan!
    Actually Luna, I'm not a great fiction writer, I prefer writing about factual matters (though some wise guy will say my posts are fiction).

    However, I've got this idea in my head for a "Tales of the Unexpected" type story. Based on the Greek delphic "ambiguous/self fulfilling prophecy" idea.

    So this guy (or gal if you prefer) goes to a soothsayer/oracle and ask them where they're going to die, so they will never go there.

    The oracle says "Cork".

    A bit later on, our protagonist is told that he is being posted in his job to Cork, Ireland. Understandably, he doesn't want the assignment. Now you need a few convolutions of the plot to make this work, and I'm not much good at that. But the ultimate outcome is that the protagonist gladly accepts a posting in Liège, Belgium, as an alternative.

    The kicker ... guess what the French word for 'cork' is.
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    Luna
    That is just weird, Parson, how exactly would you use that information?
    I don't like the unknown.

    Say for example I learned I would die at 88 in my sleep that would be reassuring and impressive and motivational.
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    I want to know the place I'm going to die in ... so I'll never go there.
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    Anyone that feels the need to further point out that it contains abuse is clearly a total fucking moron who's also insulting YOUR intelligence by pointing out the bleeding obvious as if you were too fucking dumb to notice it.

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