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Desacabose

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Paradoxes
« on: June 13, 2012, 05:51:44 PM »
The next sentence is true.
The last sentence was false.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 06:23:11 PM »

Desacabose

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 06:39:33 PM »

Desacabose

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 06:52:08 PM »
There is an invisible pink unicorn,
How do you prove it doesn't exist since you cannot see it?

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 06:54:35 PM »
Correction: Paradoxuri.

Also, assuming it gives off heat... Or you could try to touch it. Or it could make tracks.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 07:06:14 PM »
eu3 complete is not ****ing complete

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 07:14:38 PM »

Desacabose

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »
Correction: Paradoxuri.

Also, assuming it gives off heat... Or you could try to touch it. Or it could make tracks.
If it does none of those

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 07:26:22 PM »
You could try to touch it, unless its an oldschool mythical unicorn, in which case it wouldn't think twice to attack and impale you.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 07:29:12 PM »
If it does none of those
Then it's not a question of whether it exists or not... It can't exist. So no need for proof.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 07:32:37 PM »
If it does none of those
Then it's not a question of whether it exists or not... It can't exist. So no need for proof.

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 07:36:34 PM »
is that a summary of religion vs science.

yes.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 07:37:13 PM »
also i thought you were actually speaking coherently until http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_teapot

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 07:42:58 PM »
If it does none of those
Then it's not a question of whether it exists or not... It can't exist. So no need for proof.

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time
This is way different as you do not specify that this teapot is invisible and doesn't give off heat, so I am going to assume it is both visible and gives off heat (which means it has energy and hence can actually exist)

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 08:01:08 PM »
also i thought you were actually speaking coherently until http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_teapot

Me?Coherent?ARE YOU MAD?

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 08:12:13 PM »
Let's assume that you know no one here personally?Now with that in mind how can you prove any of us really exist?

If I am not a bot I will say I am not a bot.
If I am a bot I will say I am not a bot.
I am not a bot.
Can you prove I am not a bot?
Even more so, the human mind tends to see, feel, and hear what it wants to could anyone of us not be having a dream?And if one of us is having a dream do the rest of us truly exist?Or could one not simply be imagining what the rest of us are typing and...I forgot what I was typing  :-[

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2012, 08:29:44 PM »
I don't know anyone here personally.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 08:30:37 PM »
I am not a bot.

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
This sentence is a lie.


True or False?

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 08:32:14 AM »
true

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012, 08:44:46 AM »
true

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »
But iz not possibru!

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2012, 02:39:40 PM »
shoot a pony

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Re: Paradoxes
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2012, 06:29:12 PM »
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