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Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0951  Friday, 20 May 2005

[1]     From:   Edmund Taft <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 May 2005 11:36:35 -0400
        Subj:   Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors

[2]     From:   James Doyle <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 May 2005 16:41:04 +0100
        Subj:   Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors

[3]     From:   Bill Davis <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 May 2005 19:13:01 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0927 Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors


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From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 May 2005 11:36:35 -0400
Subject:        Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors

Dear All:

The failure of the monkeys to replicate any more than 24 lines out of
Shakespeare's works is proof of the Argument from Intelligent Design.
Chance did not create the universe; it can't even recreate Shakespeare!
  Now it's obvious to clear-thinking men and women that Darwinism is a
fatally flawed theory. The religious fundamentalists were right all
along! Who woulda thunk it!

Ed Taft

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From:           James Doyle <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 May 2005 16:41:04 +0100
Subject:        Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors

Wake me up when they type:

Love's Labour's Won.  Act One.  Scene One.

James Doyle

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From:           Bill Davis <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 May 2005 19:13:01 -0400
Subject: 16.0927 Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0927 Shakespeare's Mythical Monkey Authors

Bill Lloyd writes:

"Stylometric analysis has shown that, of the 23 words from Timon of
Athens produced by the cyber-monkeys, only 14 are by Shakespeare and the
other 9 are by Thomas Middleton..."

This initial analysis was further developed when the statisticians
realized a flaw in the algorithms that did not allow for one key
variable with the cyber-monkeys throughout the infinite eons of time:
Evolution.  Thus, of the 23 words matching Timon of Athens, 9 were by
Thomas Middleton, 10 were by Shakespeare in the original text, and the
remaining 4 represented Shakespeare's revision of the work.

Bill Davis

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