Dan and Kermit Talk

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Kermit, Logic Super-Agent

Kermit

Inner monologue cannot degrade to the point where characters explicate their own thought processes ostensibly to themselves; this annoys me when I read it in books.

Dan

Funny that something I can imagine you doing would annoy you.

Kermit

Well, you know, fiction can’t afford to be as strange as truth.

Dan

Given the human tendency to reject truth?

Kermit

Or the human tendency to incarcerate the imagination.

Dan

Or the human tendency to generalize the propensities of entire species.

Kermit

Or the human tendency to have human tendencies.

Kermit

Here is our disjunction so far:

reject_truth ∨ imprison_imagination ∨ generalize_propensities ∨ (p = p)

Yes. I transformed our proposition into a tautology. You can thank me later.