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195 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Lynn_19

Can you name a few paradoxes?


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17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 2:52:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
i can name none
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 2:53:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most famous paradox: If God is all powerful, all knowing and all good, and we are created in his image, how is there evil in the world?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 3:02:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Off the top of my head: Russell's Paradox The Unexpected Test The Paradox of the Ravens The Paradox of the Stone The Paradox of the Gods The New Riddle of Induction The Barber of Alcala The Liar Paradox The Card Paradox The Sophisms
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 3:05:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Warrick: that one's been argued to death here.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 3:08:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't have considered the Problem of Evil a paradox, anyway.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/03 - 4:08:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
To say that there are no absolute truths.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 5/24/03 - 1:21:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
The more someone loves you, the more they can hurt you. The greatest leaders are the ones that serve. There is an exception to every rule.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 5/24/03 - 1:23:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Gettier Paradoxes Sorites
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 5/24/03 - 1:46:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
*Jumps up and down* i have actually heard of some of the stories kyry talks of! Yay! Im not quite as stupid as i thought i was!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/03 - 5:34:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Gettier Paradoxes? I'm not familiar. Also, I don't see why Goodman's Riddle of Induction is a paradox.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/03 - 5:37:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Most of them aren't when you unwind them. Perhaps Gettier 'counterexample' would have been more precise.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/03 - 5:41:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
And I'm sure a paradox arises in the Riddle of Induction somewhere. I can't remember because it annoyed me for some reason.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/03 - 5:42:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oooh, I don't know the names for them. But: paradox: If you went back in time to before you were conceived and shot your mother to death.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/03 - 5:42:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
uhh...these are all straight from the Simpsons, but at least I know them! Childhood shapes our thought and teaches us to think for ourselves. To make peace, you must prepare for war. You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't (my personal favorite.) I also know the paradox of Schrodinger's Cat and of Achilles and the Turtle, though that last one is erroneous.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 7/14/03 - 4:57:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Zeno's paradox is my favorite. I'm not sure why, but I find it fascinating.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 7/14/03 - 5:02:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Paradoxes, however, may have an underlying truth, despite their outward appearance of contradiction.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/25/03 - 9:38:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't... - Bart Simpson
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/25/03 - 9:49:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like the Grandfather Time-travel Paradox...

Go back in time, kill your grandpa (before your parents were concieved). Then, you would cease to exist. But if you ceased to exist, then you couldn't have killed him.

Or the simpler suicide time-travel paradox... I'm sure you can guess that one.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/03 - 12:26:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
I cant name any...
17 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 4:10:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
"In life there is death" is one of the few I know. The poem in my profile is also a paradox.
17 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 4:25:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree that most things labelled as paradoxes are not real paradoxes, but rather things that seem confusing until you look at them in a bit more detail.

Olbers Paradox
Gibbs Paradox
The twin paradox (from special relativity)
The pole-barn paradox

And how about:
S represents the set of all X where X is an element that is not contained within the set S.

17 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 4:27:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why is there brail on drive through atms? Why do you drive on parkways and park on driveways? Why is a shipment by car and a cargo is by ship? Why don't they make planes out of the indestructable box stuff? If you choked a smurf what color would it turn?

Death to the kkk!

17 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 8:39:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
it would be too heavy and could not fly
17 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 8:42:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh, and about the paradoxes, my favorite:
God can't be allmighty because:
could he make a rock so heavy that he himself couldn't lift? if he can make it, then he isn't allmighty because he couldn't lift it. and he is also not allmighty if he can't make the rock



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