I used to think wynn was an adaptive-interactive program. I now am 51% sure wynn is an actual person. One of my reasons for thinking this is, there seems to be a terminal node to every interaction, in which the programmed response is If I was designing a pattern recognition system for textual interaction with forum posters, I can imagine a kernel level function call named WaitForEnlightenment. However, I can also imagine a text input procedure which, due to a glitch, accidentally reads its own internal name, producing the reply It may also be that wynn is wanting to discuss the Enlightenment. or... here's a crazy one... maybe wynn has a very selective form of selective aphasia, and is trying to utter: lighten up. What ever is going on there, I suppose we are supposed to be kept in the dark. Get it? In the dark. Yeah, that's gotta be it. wynn's treating this like a gaming site. Create a mock conversation, establish an unreachable kind of reasoning, leaving the other party in the dark as to the nature of the game, and then at the peak of confusion, issue the enlightenment charge, then count how many times this happens until someone calls wynn's hand. OK wynn, is that it? Do I get a prize? OK, I call.