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Hee Hee=MC2

A postmortem on humor kills the joke.

Apr 9, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 29 • By DAVID GUASPARI
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The “reverse‑engineering” of the mind is more the outline of a program than the promulgation of a theory. And it has at least one profound, surely correct, consequence: that anything capable of thinking in a recognizably human way must have a sense of humor.

David Guaspari is a writer in Ithaca.