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"It Depends"

Good news, everyone!

I would like to take this momentous occasion to announce to the world my theory of Life, the Universe, and Everything. I like to call it "heXiuM's Universal Theory of Dependence."

It can be simply stated as: "It Depends."

Think about it. It really does answer everything.

It is so unquestionably true that I consider it an insult to the reader's intelligence to offer any proof for it. I will, however, illustrate with an example.

A: "Why is the sky blue?"
B: "Well, it depends."
A: "Depends on what?"
B: "Well that also depends."
A: "That also depends on what?"
B: "Well that also depends."
...
This could continue forever.

The questions asked by A could be replaced by any other questions, and yet the answers given by B would remain completely valid.

For instance,
A: "Is this a random question or what?"
B: "Well, it depends."
A: "What do you mean by that?"
B: "Well that also depends."
A: "That also depends on what?"
B: "Well that also depends."
...


See? You just witnessed the HUTD in action.

The first answer given by B is in the First Normal form of the heXiuM's Universal Theory of Dependence Equation (HUTDEq - pronounced /ˈhɛdˌeɪk/.) The second and subsequent answers given by B are in the First Derivative form of the HUTDEq. These directly lead us to the mathematical statement of the HUTD.


1st Normal form of HUTDEq:
In the first Normal form, the HUTDEq is expressed as "It depends."

1st Derivative form of HUTDEq:
The first Derivative form of the HUTDEq is expressed as "It also depends."

Mathematical Statement of heXiuM's Universal Theory of Dependence:
"The answer to any question leads to a HUTDEq. Any question can be answered by the First Normal form of the HUTDEq. Any subsequent questions can be answered by the First Derivative form of the HUTD, ad infinitum."

Disclaimer: This theory was originally told to me by a friend, so it's not exactly correct for me to call it "heXiuM's" theory. But then, it depends, doesn't it? ;)

3 comments:

prax said...

It depends

allajunaki said...

LOL... =)

Daz said...

Poor you... Bahut bore hota haina hostel me.... Well i know depends... But FYI i have reserved a room for you in Nimhans. Why?????? Well it depends...