Drew McDermott hears about some dastardly deed. What conclusion should be drawn in each of the following cases:
A. A gun is loaded, then something else happens to it, then the gun is aimed at Fred (a turkey), and the trigger is pulled.
B. A branding iron is heated red-hot, something else happens to it, then the iron is placed against some of Fred's feathers.
C. A small earthenware crucible is filled with a volatile poison, then something else happens to it, then the cup (if it exists) is put to Fred's beak, and Fred swallows.
The "something else" is on of the following list:
Contributed by Pat Hayes ( email@example.com), Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Human and Machine Cognition, University of West Florida, U.S.A. (2nd October 1997)