Anonymous on 4 January 2015 at 22:49 said in response to my post:
Anon: My comments are on a few themes which appear within the paper. They are stand-alone, selected on the basis of curiosity, and do not necessarily present a coherent over-arching argument.
“…the winning strategies in such games were typically based on identifying the underlying algorithm instead of being “misled” by the story.”
This is very true, and I view it as a result of the human tendency to simplify or reduce puzzles to their essence.
YD: I would prefer to say the “pragmatically relevant essence”… Yet there is also another tendency that is unfortunately systematically suppressed by the system that I am criticising: The tendency to comprehend and delve into the essence of anything/everything.