High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yale shooting problem is a conundrum or scenario in formal situational logic on which early logical solutions to the frame problem fail. THe name of this problem derives from its inventors, Steve Hanks and Drew McDermott, working at Yale University when they proposed it. IN this scenario, Fred (later identified as a turkey) is initially alive and a gun is initially unloaded. LOading the gun, waiting for a moment, and then shooting the gun at Fred is expected to kill Fred. HOwever, if inertia is formalized in logic by minimizing the changes in this situation, then it cannot be uniquely proved that Fred is dead after loading, waiting, and shooting. IN one solution, Fred indeed dies; in another (also logically correct) solution, the gun becomes mysteriously unloaded and Fred survives.