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Highly Rated! 
This is a philosophical discourse (intended as a parody, but I swear I've read serious papers that were very much like it) in which the author argues that probablity theory makes no sense since it is not describing anything about the real world but only our own misconceptions about it. It appears in the very strange book "A Perfect Vacuum". The entire book is interesting, in a selfreferential sort of way. This "article", and all of the others in the book, are written as book reviews (of nonexistent books). In fact, the introduction to the book is a review of this book itself. (The reviewer did not like it.) 
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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