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Have a Paradox?

Asked by Anatelostaxus (1428points) February 16th, 2009

Here’s one: ” I LIE”.... try reasoning upon that one.

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Mtl_zack's avatar

Why is a package transported by car called a shipment and a package being transported by a ship called cargo?

Grisson's avatar

I once knew two physicians who were married. Does that count?

blondie411's avatar

drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway?

Jeruba's avatar

The person best qualified for the role of leader will be the one who doesn’t want the job.

Grisson's avatar

A rather timely one is the paradox of thrift:
Saving money helps the individual, but is bad for the economy, which, in the long run, hurst the individual.

asmonet's avatar

Some don’t know what a paradox is apparently.

mrswho's avatar

Grr, I can’t think of a paradox, so I’ll go back in time and stop you from ever posting this question. But then I would have had no reason to go back in time so you would have posted this question… ext…

asmonet's avatar

Of course, the Doctor Who fans would know. ;)

Anatelostaxus's avatar

@mrswho ahhaha…X ) yeah…kinda.
@asmonet hehe…

check this one out:

Eubulides, the Megarian sixth century B.C. Greek philosopher, and successor to Euclid, invented the paradox of the liar. In this paradox, Epimenides, the Cretan, says, “All Cretans are liars.” If he is telling the truth he is lying; and if he is lying, he is telling the truth.

Jayne's avatar

As stated, that is not a paradox, because as commonly used, the term ‘liar’ refers to on who lies often, but not someone who always lies. So he could be telling the truth without contradiction. Even if you restated the statement to be “all Cretans always lie”, then he could still be lying, with the true statement being “some Cretans always lie” (Eubulides, of course, being included in that ‘some’). If you simply made the statement “This statement is false”, then you are getting somewhere.

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