#1 Posted by scorpion2501 (5149 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you know a cool paradox?

Here is one for example;

A man goes to cross a bridge but there is a guard on the bridge he is bored with his job so he tells the man "you will ask me a true or false question if its true I will cut your head off if its false I will strangle you" the man thought for a moment and said "I will be strangled true or false?"

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#2 Posted by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

A scientist develops time travel. He travels to the past and shoots himself right before he creates time travel. Is the scientist dead or alive.

#3 Posted by scorpion2501 (5149 posts) - - Show Bio

Good one.Hmmm I guess he's dead.

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#4 Posted by Referee (6537 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by scorpion2501 (5149 posts) - - Show Bio

Mind=blown

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#6 Posted by scorpion2501 (5149 posts) - - Show Bio

This ons is classic :What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

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#7 Posted by satyrgod (2115 posts) - - Show Bio

Blob gets violated by Juggernaut.

Jesus Christ. Or is that an oxymoron?

#8 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@scorpion2501 said:

This ons is classic :What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

They surrender.

#9 Posted by WillPayton (9158 posts) - - Show Bio

@thespideyguy said:

A scientist develops time travel. He travels to the past and shoots himself right before he creates time travel. Is the scientist dead or alive.

The scientist is alive, it says so right in your initial statement. Not a paradox.

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#10 Posted by God_Spawn (37314 posts) - - Show Bio

A Cretan sails to Greece and says to some Greek men who are standing upon the shore: "All Cretans are liars." Did he speak the truth, or did he lie?

A week later, the Cretan sailed to Greece again and said: "All Cretans are liars and all I say is the truth." Although the Greeks on the shore weren't aware of what he had said the first time, they were truly puzzled.

If someone says "I always lie", are they telling the truth? Or are they lying?

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#11 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn:

They're lying because by saying they always lie they're telling the truth, which is a lie.

#12 Posted by God_Spawn (37314 posts) - - Show Bio

@MysteriousUsername: Nuh uh. Then by always lying, they have no room for telling the truth.

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#13 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@MysteriousUsername: Nuh uh. Then by always lying, they have no room for telling the truth.

They only think it's the truth, when it's a lie.

ME AM GOOD WITH PARADOXES.

#14 Posted by God_Spawn (37314 posts) - - Show Bio

@MysteriousUsername: You bad with paradoxes.

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#15 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn:

#16 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17574 posts) - - Show Bio

"I'm nobody"

"The beginning of the end"

"Drowning in the fountain of eternal life"

#17 Posted by WillPayton (9158 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

If someone says "I always lie", are they telling the truth? Or are they lying?

answer: They are lying. The alternative is that they in fact always lie, in which case telling the truth is impossible, hence admitting they always lie is impossible.

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#18 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

A Cretan sails to Greece and says to some Greek men who are standing upon the shore: "All Cretans are liars." Did he speak the truth, or did he lie?

A week later, the Cretan sailed to Greece again and said: "All Cretans are liars and all I say is the truth." Although the Greeks on the shore weren't aware of what he had said the first time, they were truly puzzled.

If someone says "I always lie", are they telling the truth? Or are they lying?

The Cretan (assuming <100% of Cretans are liars) could be telling a partial truth, which is still a lie. The antithesis of "all" isn't neccessarily "none", it could very well refer to "some", "most", etc; anything thats not "all". Since (assumed) the Cretan is a liar, he cannot state that "All Cretans are liars" if its true, ergo, it must be a lie. So, the Cretan can say that "All Cretans are liars" and have it still be a lie if some Cretans are, in fact, liars, and some are not (with the Cretan falling into the "some are" category).

#19 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

I drink this beer. I puke three hours later. How many beers did I have between drinking the first beer and puking.

#20 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

"I'm nobody"

"Nobody" is subjective. In this context it must refer to an identity."I'm nobody; I am"; its an identitification of "I". The general definition of "nobody" (nonexistent person) cannot be applied, as "I" has already pronounced existance. Thats where the paradox is. Rather than signifiying a state of nonexistance, it refers to something more like the insignificance of "I".

"The beginning of the end"

"the end" is, in this case, a quantifiable occurence, which much start, or have had started at some point, hence "the begining".

"Drowning in the fountain of eternal life"

Again, metaphorical.

Although, there is nothing to decide that the fountain would not have properties of actual liquid, and nothing negates the possibility that the fountain's contents much be consumed like liquid (rather than simply basked in). Its possible, if taken literally, that one could drown in its contents if one cannot consume it.

#21 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

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