Friday, 19 June 2009

Logic Quote - Semantics and Mathematics

If your thesis is utterly vacuous
Use first-order predicate calculus.
With sufficient formality
The sheerist banality
Will be hailed by the critics: "Miraculous!"

If your thesis is quite indefensible
Reach for semantics intensional.
Your committee will stammer
Over Montague grammar
Not admitting it's incomprehensible.


Anon.

References:
Montague Grammar
Predicate Calculus


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