Gosh. Let me see if I can remember that game (being over 60, an' all).
Paper wraps stone; paper wins. Scissors cut paper; scissors wins. Stone blunts scissors; stone wins. Howzzat?
So the new, digital, update that gen whatever's produced on computers they could never have invented for themselves... let's see. Heat melts Ice; heat wins. Cold freezes water; Cold wins. Heat evaporates water; heat wins. Ah, but if heat had never affected water in the first place, Cold couldn't do a thing; so Heat Always Wins and Water always loses!!!!
Of course, Old Omar* was way too far back to have seen anything through his dipso haze, but he may have had a point when he included Wind in the equation:
Into this Universe, and why not knowing;
I know not whence, like water willy-nilly flowing;
And out of it, like Wind along the Waste,
I know not whither, willy-nilly blowing.
A couple of stanzas on, not having a computer model, the poor sap came up with this:
Then to the rolling Heav'n itself I cried,
Asking, "What Lamp had Destiny to guide
"Her little Children stumbling in the Dark?"
And---"A blind Understanding!" Heav'n replied.
I can't believe how far the Prof and all his pros have brought us since the 12th century - both politically and scientifically!!! Isn't it wonderful?
Beam me up, Scottie.
*[Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam -trans. Fitzgerald]