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is that only when you are drowning?

Posted by: sierra ( australia ) on August 17, 1999 at 12:36:54:

In Reply to: Throat-Wobbler-Mangrove. posted by Red Deathy on August 17, 1999 at 01:40:32:

: 1:I have fallen into the ocean (it matters not how).
: 2:Within hours I shall grow tired and drown.
: 3:In this condition:

: i)There is a 100% chance that a loaf of bread will fail to save my life.
: ii)There is 100% chance that any seagoing (or air going, for that matter) vessle will save my life.

: 4:Saving my life is important, to me.
: 5:Since 0% is less than 100%, a Sea Going vessel is more important than a loaf of bread.
: 6:A Luxury Yacht is a sea going vessel.
: 7:Thus a luxury Yacht6 is more important to me in teh sea, than bread.

Does that mean an olympic swimming pool in your backyard is worth more than a luxury yacht? Or is a loaf of bread more important than the pool? If there were a pool, then would the bread be worth more than a yacht, or is that only when you are drowning?

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