Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 23:38:48 MST

At 01:21 AM 3/01/01 -0500, Eliezer asked me in particular:

>Did you read Godel, Escher, Bach?

Aw, let's see... Yep, I reviewed it very favorably in a national newspaper
in August 1981, so it's just possible that I read it even before you did.
(I reviewed `The Mind's I' in April 1983, ditto.)

>Did you *like* Godel, Escher, Bach?

See the laudatory discussion of Hofstadter, in the context of
undecidability, in my 1994 book THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL, pp. 106ff.

>You seem to be exhibiting waaay too much shock over a simple bit of fun...

I thought we were having a reasoned discussion here.

Damien Broderick

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