Turkeys, swans and groups

Everybody knows the story of the turkey appearing in the title of this blog: on his first day at the farm, a turkey observed he was fed at 9:00 a.m., and the same happened the following day, and the following, and the following again, and so on. Day by day he collected a large number of observations, under the most different circumstances. Every day, were it cold or warm, rainy or sunny, winter or spring, he was fed at 9:00 a.m. He was a good logician, thus he concluded: “I am always fed at 9:00 a.m.”. Well, the day after it was Thanksgiving and he had his throat cut. Continue reading