Spherical Horse Moving Through a Vacuum


A multimillionaire offered a prize for predicting the outcome of a horse race to a stockbreeder, a geneticist, and a physicist. The stockbreeder said there were too many variables, the geneticist could not make a prediction about any particular horse, but the physicist claimed the prize, saying he could make the prediction to many decimal places—provided it were a perfectly spherical horse moving through a vacuum.

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  1. Spherical Horses and Shared Toothbrushes (2001) by Michael E Gorman et al. Has notes 3 2 1 Philosophy