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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?

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.

> 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?

I'm not sure. Is it: you will not return him?


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Paradoxes and sophisms 258 JBM 03-Dec-07 07:18
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Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 59 JBM 04-Dec-07 04:37
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Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 102 Me 04-Dec-07 01:31
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Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 66 Me 05-Dec-07 00:37
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Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 57 degiem1 05-Dec-07 01:10
Re: Paradoxes and sophisms 37 Nolondil 05-Dec-07 22:19
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