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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:13 pm 
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Oh yeah? Take this!

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Don't read this sentence. :P

I didn't 8)


Does reading backwards count as reading? Hmmmm.... :idea:

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Paradoxes are interesting things. The following paradox was invented by Bertrand Russell : A certain male barber shaved all and only those men in his town who didn't shave themselves. In other words, he shaved every man who didn't shave himself, but never shaved anyone who shaved himself. The question is this: Did the barber shave himself or didn't he? Well, suppose he shaved himself. Then he is one of the men who shaved himself, but he never shaved such a man, hence this is impossible! On the other hand, suppose he didn't shave himself. Then he is one of the men who didn't shave himself, but he must shave every such man! Thus we get a contradiction either way! What is the way out?
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He's a female barber. Hmm ... transsexual then?

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Or, he went to his brother's house in a different town and then shaved himself. :?: :?:

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Nathan, I specifically said that he was a male barber.

Monica, your alternative solution is really brilliant!!

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pianolady wrote:
Paradoxes are interesting things. The following paradox was invented by Bertrand Russell : A certain male barber shaved all and only those men in his town who didn't shave themselves. In other words, he shaved every man who didn't shave himself, but never shaved anyone who shaved himself. The question is this: Did the barber shave himself or didn't he? Well, suppose he shaved himself. Then he is one of the men who shaved himself, but he never shaved such a man, hence this is impossible! On the other hand, suppose he didn't shave himself. Then he is one of the men who didn't shave himself, but he must shave every such man! Thus we get a contradiction either way! What is the way out?
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The way out is:

The bearded barber must shave himself only once, at which point he is self-shaved and can't ever shave again.
Poor guy. :lol:


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Perhaps he has no need to shave because he has the rare condition in which his body does not produce hair of any kind (facial, head, body, pubic, eye brow, etc)! Thus he has no need to shave!

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The barber is a child! :D

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The solution to the barber paradox is so obvious that it tends to get overlooked! Now look, suppose I told you that a certain person was more than six feet tall and less than six feet tall--how would you explain that? The only rational explanation is that I must obviously be either mistaken or lying! There couldn't possibly be such a person. Similarly, there couldn't possibly be a barber of the sort described. Thus the answer is that there is no such barber.

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pianolady wrote:
Thus the answer is that there is no such barber.

Ah... the medieaval approach. If something creates controversy or paradox, deny its existence :)
Bit of an anticlimax isn't it !

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techneut wrote:
Bit of an anticlimax isn't it !


That's what she said! :wink:

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juufa72 wrote:
That's what she said! :wink:

Why, did you fail again ? :P

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Yea, English women aren't that exciting :lol: :wink: 8)

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The following cute paradox was invented by the literary agent Lisa Collier: The president of a certain firm offered a hundred dollars as a reward to any employee who could suggest an idea that would save the firm money. One employee wrote: "Eliminate the reward!"

Another cute one: The six year old daughter of a certain philosopher once said to him:
"Daddy, I thought of a paradox--a parent who tells his child 'Don't do what I tell you!' "

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