What d'ya think of this..?

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  1. XIII macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    The below statement is false.
    The above statement is true.

    Which statement is true?
     
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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  3. XIII thread starter macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Lol. I just thought it was a pretty cool thing. I found it scrawled on the back of one of my schoolbooks. ;)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you're going to get philisophical then I'm going to take your signature on:

    If the internet is free who needs jobs?


    Oh and the answer? Both statements are true, just not at the same time :D
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    been awhile since i took logic.... but i believe if you follow it, then the first statement negates the accuracy of the second, thus making the second statement false, thus making the first one false... and so on....

    basically it is a Catch-22 and can't be solved in Logic, and it is just some fun with words in the end. fun to puzzle over though
     
  6. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Schrodinger's Cat is dead.
    Schrodinger's Cat is alive.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    so there is one alive cat, and one dead, nothing wrong with that.
     
  8. XIII thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The internets not free, you have to pay to connect. ;)

    But good nonetheless. :D

    I know its impossible to answer, and thats why its cool. :p
     
  9. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    There is a sig. around MR about Jesus, a Burrito and a Microwave.

    The above statement could be true.
     
  10. XIII thread starter macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Man this makes my head hurt.. :)

    hey, amigomac, nice 'tar.. From JOT on thier ideas of the iPod "flash", I do believe.. :D
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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  12. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    :D Yeah, a good way to impress the gals with an iPod
    I tried the same but didn't work. :( ;)
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It's one and the same cat...
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ah gotcha, thanks for that, i hadn't heard of it. although through the info given it would be considered two cats because it does not explicitly state that they are the same..... interesting i hadn't heard about this before, now i feel uninformed.....
     
  15. XIII thread starter macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    I see...

    I was wondering what I was missing out on.. ;)
     
  16. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    The below statement is false.
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

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    Must have been a Mini...
    :D
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    ?
    Doesn't work for me.
    :confused:
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    nope because if the second statement is untrue, then that makes the first one untrue, and so on..... its a paradox
     
  20. Omen88 macrumors regular

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    That translates to: true iff false
    so that's a contradiction
     
  21. masterapple04 macrumors regular

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    Message to ham_man: That is perhaps my favorite cunundrum. I even bought this , and wear it whenever I feel like looking like a geek... :cool:
     

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