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JBM wrote:

> Barber Paradox (Russell's Paradox)
>
> Analogue paradox to the 'liar paradox' formulated by English
> logician, philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell. There
> was a barber in a village who promised to shave everybody that
> does not shave himself (or herself).
> Can the barber shave himself and keep the mentioned promise?
>
The barber can shave or not shave himself as he pleases. He has stated who he will shave, but not specified who he will not shave. What was he shaving that women were included?
> Lazy-bones Paradox
>
> If destiny designed a master plan which defines everything that
> is to happen, isn't it useless, for example, to go to a doctor?
> If I am ill and it is my destiny to regain health, then I will
> regain health whether I visit a doctor or not. If it is my
> destiny to not regain my health, then seeing a doctor can't
> help me.
> How could you question the presented opinion?
>

You will not necessarily get better without the Doc. Destiny is merely a view of time after the fact, hindsight if you will. It is your own decisions and those of others which form your destiny, events play out once, and the result is your destiny.
> Sophisms
>
> Crocodile Sophism
>
> A slim crocodile living in the Nile took a child. His mother
> begged to have him back. The crocodile could not only talk, but
> was also a great sophist and stated, "If you guess what I will
> do with him, I will return him. However, if you don't guess his
> fate, I'll eat him." What statement should the mother make to
> save her child?
>

If the mother says the croc will eat the child, it cannot do so and maintain that this was not the child's fate, as it would literally be its fate.
> Is it possible to give what we don't have?
>
> Sophist: "Yes, greedy man gives his cash with sorrow. However,
> he doesn't have the cash with sorrow, so he gives what he
> doesn't have."
>
A beaten opponent can also give victory to his opposite number, something he does not have.

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Paradoxes and sophisms 259 JBM 03-Dec-07 07:18
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Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 60 JBM 04-Dec-07 04:37
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