Abraham Lincoln faced with some thorny issue that could be settled by a twist of language, or a slight abuse of power, asks his questioner how many legs would a dog have, if we called the dog’s tail, a leg. “Five,” the questioner responds confident in his mathematical ability to do simple addition. “No,” Lincoln says. “Calling a dog’s tail a leg, doesn’t make it a leg.”The story has been sourced. In the original, a calf features instead of a dog.
Friday, 5 December 2014
Lincoln on Male Female Differences
Men and women are different. Males and females of all species priorize a little differently. There are advantages for the pair to do so. Saying men and women are the same doesn't change a thing. Abraham Lincoln's joke applies: