Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free Will, God and the Last Horse

The tale is told of three young ranching heirs,
Who, from their father, each were to receive
A portion of his horses as their shares
In fractions they weren't sure how to retrieve.

A half, a third, a ninth they were assigned,
From seventeen, but how could they divide?
The implications left them in a bind,
Until a friend prevented equicide:

By adding in his horse to the corral,
The sons could now take nine and six and two,
And leave behind the horse brought by their pal
Which, absent from the answer, made it true.

Both God and free will resonate with this:
They make things work, despite all measures' miss.

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