> 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?
I don't see how. Can he?
> 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?
Maybe seeing the doctor is part of the plan of fate.
> 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?
I'm not sure. Is it: you will not return him?
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