The meme formerly known as the Chutry Experiment

I see the meme formerly known as the Chutry Experiment is doing the rounds again. The instructions are more or less the same, but this time, you pick page 56 instead of 123, and the wording is slightly altered. The meme formerly known as The Chutry Experiment thusly states:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

It’s also an unordered list now, instead of an ordered one; to my mind, ordered lists are better than unordered lists for instructions, but there you go.

Anyway, the nearest book to me is Reichenbach’s Elements of Symbolic Logic, and the requisite sentence is:

There are also expressions of a mixed nature, containing both uninterpreted constants and free variables.

A very short one, by Reichenbach’s standards, and luckily, no mad symbols like some of the others on that page.

Incidentally, I have now met one of the authors of the book I used in the previous meme.

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