Saturday, December 30, 2006

Game Theory

There is an ongoing investigation into the murder of the wife of a University of Pennsylvania game theorist. The game theorist is currently considered a suspect. The damning piece of evidence in the case seems to be his profession. Not to worry -- the district attorney, Bruce Castor, is considering all of the evidence:

According to what Castor has been able to glean, Game Theory is an economic philosophy wherein a person can apply factual scenarios for a desired outcome."In a criminal context, somebody applying it would calculate all the angles and then go ahead and commit the crime," said Castor. "It could also be a coincidence, too (that Robb taught classes on Game Theory)."

So while I suppose it could be a coincidence, its awfully suspicious. I wonder how Castor was able to glean this... Very impressive.

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