Originally Posted by Al_Nowak
Paraphrasing a math teacher of many years ago... not quite "intuitively obvious to the casual observer"...
I think it was Professor Funkenbush who used to say "...as is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer..." all the time in the Game Theory course he taught. Naturally, none of what he said was intuitively obvious to this casual observer. And the course had nothing to do with games, and it was only theory until he explained it. Go figure.
BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
(Don't be too impressed, when I graduated the periodic table only had four elements in it: Earth, Fire, Air and Water.)