Heisenberg, Goedel, and Chomsky walk into a bar. Heisenberg says, “From the fact that we are all here I can infer that this is a joke, but cannot determine whether or not the joke is funny.” Goedel says, “No, we can’t tell if the joke is funny because we’re inside it–if we could observe ourselves from outside, we would know.” and Chomsky just shakes his head sadly. “No, no,” he says, “The joke is funny. You’re just telling it wrong.”
On a side note, I have several blog entries in the works and hope to post my review of “Proust was a Neuroscientist” sometime soon. The short of it: I highly recommend this book. I’m now reading a biography of Houdini which is really good, and has once again ignited my interest in magic. Reading this book, I discovered a rather funny secret about myself.