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~*The Paradox Thread*~

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If you all get raging mind boners when that last peace of the puzzle falls in place and your auto-pilot thought train derails into an infinite loop til you giggle like a schoolgirl, then this is the place for you!

1) Defining perfectly random numbers(or randomness in general). The consensus is that random numbers or events are those which came from no premise and/or were generated completely arbitrarily. Well THAT is now the premise for them. So they DO have a premise, and they are not arbitrary. The definition of a perfect random number is that is has no definition and around and around we go.:storks:

2) Your kill-death ratio when you go 10-0:kilroy:
KABOOM goodbye universe

3) "How do you feel about thoughts?"
4) "What do you think about feelings?"

What are your paradoxes?
 
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1 No thing, nothing and Nothingness are random

3) How? but not where, when, who, what and Why?

4) What? " "


Paradoxes are created by the inadequacies of language, there are no paradoxes in reality.

However, there are double binds, e. g. Damned if it Is / Damned if it is Not
 

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I present to you: Da Blob.
 

C.J_Finn

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There's the free will paradox. Basically, the Abrahamic god made every man with free will, but it also knows everything that has happened in the past, everything that's happening now, and everything that will happen in the future. So if this god exists then there is no free will since god already knows what you're going to do before you even know. People try to argue that god gives you choices, but this leads us back to god knowing the future which means that god knows what choice you'll choose.
 

SkyWalker

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The functions are paradoxical.

If you use Ne you have to ignore Si.

If you use Te you have to ignore Fi.

You cannot use them at the same time.
 
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1 No thing, nothing and Nothingness are random

3) How? but not where, when, who, what and Why?

4) What? " "


Paradoxes are created by the inadequacies of language, there are no paradoxes in reality.

However, there are double binds, e. g. Damned if it Is / Damned if it is Not
I never said I was talking about reality, I assume everything we "talk" about is in the context of language.

So what are all of your paradoxes( in the context of language and not necessarily reality) everyone! That seemed somewhat more gratuitous at the time.
 
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Sorry! I have a warped sense of humor or so I have been told:smiley_emoticons_mr


I have never paid much attention to paradox, it seemed pointless e.g. the standard paradox "If God is omnipotent, can He create a stone He cannot destroy?" is a meaningless word game.

As far as psychological Double Binds, which are very real, I borrowed a few from

http://www.amazon.com/Paradoxes-Group-Life-Understanding-Jossey-Bass/dp/078793948X

click on the Table of Contents

A good read for the first 60 pages or so, which I summarized here

http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=2350

Is God paradoxical as Kierkegaard contends? I do not believe so, but if there is a single paradox n the universe it is most likely associated with God. Causality may be a paradox (?)

Omniscience and omnipotence are mutually exclusive philosophical abstractions, at least, in a quantum universe... see below
 
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I do see what you mean though, I guess the crux of the paradox about randomness lies in an attempt to conform the concept to language, and the more I think about it, you can probably root a lot of words to their definitions and see a paradox.

Alternatively, you can click this link and see a paradoxies
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/2444241810_e3c2a23d6d.jpg

Miniature daschunds are so cayoooote ^_^
 

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1 No thing, nothing and Nothingness are random

3) How? but not where, when, who, what and Why?

4) What? " "


Paradoxes are created by the inadequacies of language, there are no paradoxes in reality.

However, there are double binds, e. g. Damned if it Is / Damned if it is Not
The only real paradox in that is what happened to number 2. Flushed away I suppose.
 

NRS

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An omniscient God would know the effects of the placement of every atom... so he would predestine the universe through the butterfly effect, if nothing else.
 

Dr. Freeman

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His nose would grow. (The way you worded it says that it is growing at the time of the statement.)
 

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His nose would grow. (The way you worded it says that it is growing at the time of the statement.)
I worded it on purpose that way.

The moment he says "now" is the moment when it's supposed to grow. So if it grows at that precise moment, why does it grow? He's telling the truth by pointing out that it is growing, so it can't grow right?
 

Dr. Freeman

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But it wouldn't start growing until the end of the end of the statement. His nose didn't grow until the conclusion of whatever statement he was making.
 
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"If God is omnipotent, can He create a stone He cannot destroy?" is a meaningless word game.
To reference C.S. Lewis, this particular question would be akin to asking "is yellow round or square? Is funny nine or three?" Essentially, it's a nonsense question.
 

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"If We Did It"

A hypothetical confessional in the style of OJ's "If I Did It" written by a member of the secret cabal controlling world events. I think the title qualifies as one.. ?
 
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