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What is a good example of a paradox?
#11
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
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 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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#12
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
The Unexpected Hanging Paradox

Taken from wikipedia:

A judge tells a condemned prisoner that he will be hanged at noon on one weekday in the following week but that the execution will be a surprise to the prisoner. He will not know the day of the hanging until the executioner knocks on his cell door at noon that day.

Having reflected on his sentence, the prisoner draws the conclusion that he will escape from the hanging. His reasoning is in several parts. He begins by concluding that the "surprise hanging" can't be on Friday, as if he hasn't been hanged by Thursday, there is only one day left - and so it won't be a surprise if he's hanged on Friday. Since the judge's sentence stipulated that the hanging would be a surprise to him, he concludes it cannot occur on Friday.

He then reasons that the surprise hanging cannot be on Thursday either, because Friday has already been eliminated and if he hasn't been hanged by Wednesday noon, the hanging must occur on Thursday, making a Thursday hanging not a surprise either. By similar reasoning he concludes that the hanging can also not occur on Wednesday, Tuesday or Monday. Joyfully he retires to his cell confident that the hanging will not occur at all.

The next week, the executioner knocks on the prisoner's door at noon on Wednesday — which, despite all the above, was an utter surprise to him. Everything the judge said came true.


Where did the prisoner's reasoning go wrong.
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#13
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
Nice one.
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#14
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 9:34 am)mh.brewer Wrote: [Image: depositphotos_10516344-stock-photo-two-f...urgery.jpg]

Blonde moment.

What am I missing?
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(November 23, 2017 at 9:34 am)mh.brewer Wrote: [Image: depositphotos_10516344-stock-photo-two-f...urgery.jpg]

Blonde moment.

What am I missing?

It's two practitioners in medicine

aka

a 'pair of docs'
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#16
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Blonde moment.

What am I missing?

A whip? Speclum? Boom chicka wow wow music?
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#17
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm)Mr.Obvious Wrote:
(November 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Blonde moment.

What am I missing?

It's two practitioners in medicine

aka

a 'pair of docs'

And this is why the human race is doomed!

Tongue
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#18
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm)mh.brewer Wrote:
(November 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Blonde moment.

What am I missing?

A whip? Speclum? Boom chicka wow wow music?

Access to the nuclear launch codes...
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#19
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(November 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: A whip? Speclum? Boom chicka wow wow music?

Access to the nuclear launch codes...

I'm not sure what that would provide to the situation but OK by me.
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#20
RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm)mh.brewer Wrote:
(November 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Access to the nuclear launch codes...

I'm not sure what that would provide to the situation but OK by me.

It would help to silence any opposition to my eventual takeover.
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