[r-t] A ringing puzzle

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Fri May 23 07:16:34 UTC 2014

To quote Don Morrison from his recent message to the change-ringers mailing list:

"Inspired by the upcoming Central Council meeting I've posted a little puzzle on my web site. I would be interested in others' views.
http://ringing.org/puzzle.html "

Don and others have made some sensible arguments in the RW in recent weeks. I'm not sure of the benefits of going over this well-trodden ground on here again.  You can't argue with true believers (or ayatollahs). 

Perhaps we can find a CC member to propose an amendment to call these dangerous assemblies of non-complaint changes "anti-method blocks" or maybe "satanic blocks" to liven up the old stiffs' debate a bit?  

Personally, I'm finding the irony of the so-called "Methods Committee" trying to expand their jurisdiction by writing rules on "non-method" blocks rather delicious. It feels like we're not too far from the whole edifice collapsing under its own contradictions, disappearing in a puff of non-logic.


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