Thursday, January 20, 2011

Achilles and the Tortoise, the CBO and the GOP

Perhaps it's just the lateness of the hour but this post by Brad DeLong on the Republicans' refusal to accept CBO numbers reminded me just a bit of the Tortoise's refusal to accept a simple argument in Lewis Carroll's follow-up to Zeno's best-known paradox.

I really need to get to bed.


  1. I'm glad that I'm not the only fan of this one . . . follow the links here.

    In my interactions with Judea Pearl, however, I suspect that he sees me as a bit of a Tortoise.

  2. Here's the link for Andrew Gelman's post: