Skip to comments.Is it Logical, or Illogical; Legal or Illegal?!?
Posted on 05/28/2014 6:16:57 AM PDT by harpu
For all you attorneys (or your attorney friends) & those who took a 'Logic' course in high school or college...
A young Law student, having failed his Law exam, goes up to his crusty old professor, who is renowned for his razor-sharp legal mind.
Student: "Sir, do you really understand everything about this subject?"
Professor: "Actually, I think I probably do. Otherwise wouldn't be a professor, would I?"
Student: "Okay. So I'd like to ask you a question. If you can give me the correct answer, I will accept the marks you've given me. However, you'll have to agree that if you can't give me the correct answer you'll change my grade to an "A".
Professor: "Hmmm, all right. So what's the question?"
Student: "What is legal but not logical, logical but not legal, and neither logical nor legal?"
The professor wracks his famous brain, but just can't crack the answer.
Finally he gives up and changes the student's failing mark into an "A" as agreed, and the student goes away, very pleased.
All afternoon the professor continues to wrack his brain over the question but still can't get the answer. So finally he calls in a group of his brightest students and tells them he has a really, really tough question to answer: "What is legal but not logical, logical but not legal, and neither logical nor legal?"
To the professor's surprise (and embarrassment), all the students immediately raise their hands.
The professor asks his favorite student to answer.
"Well, it's quite easy, sir," says the student. "You see, you are 75-years-old and married to a 30-year-old woman, which is legal, but not logical.
Your wife has a 22-year-old lover, which is logical, but not legal. And your wife's lover failed his exam, but you've just given him an "A", which is neither legal nor logical."
Hmmmm ... and an exercise to paraphrase with.
I thought this would be about immigration.
I thought prostitution laws or organ donation laws would fit in here somewhere. One wonders why it is illegal to sell something that is perfectly legal to give away.