Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Saint Anselm’s Proof of the Perfection of Penguins

Lemma.  Penguins have every excellence.
Proof.   Suppose there were some excellence which some one penguin  lacked. -- But that is absurd.   Whence the lemma.

Thus, using this result:  Create an ascending K-chain of Excellent Penguins, and use transfinite induction on P.   

“Zorn’s Penguin”:
The most perfect penguin of them all

[Biographical footnote:  Over brandy and cigars, Dr J was led to confess, that the proof was of his own devising, but that, out of modesty, he had attributed it to the saint.]

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