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TheNazgulLord


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Posted Sun Aug 7th, 2011 7:57pm Post subject: QI episode 8 season 8 question

Mr Fry, in the above mentioned episode of QI you discussed the idea that it is impossible to explain to an alien creature the difference between left and right. Considering we implement an orthonormal 2-axis system (x,y) with the observer in its starting point O (0,0) we could say that as "right" is described every element that is located in the 1st and 4th quadrant and as "left" every element in the 2nd and 3rd quadrant. isn't this an accurate description?


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aSyd


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Posted Thu Nov 10th, 2011 1:49pm Post subject: QI episode 8 season 8 question

That's why maths will be the best approach to trying to communicate, should we ever meet another sentient species.

A real man is a kind man.

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