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Jen Aside
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 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:13 am    Post subject: 41 To succeed at failing is both failing and succeeding. If the question were more specific, there wouldn't be a seeming contradiction. "Did I succeed when I attempted to fail and, in fact, did fail?" "Yes, I succeeded at my attempt." or, I guess, "Did I fail when I attempted to fail but, in fact, succeeded?" "Yes, I failed at my attempt."
ctrlaltdel
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 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:21 pm    Post subject: 42 well i believe as it is stated it is a paradox, which means that the answer is - there is no answer. kinda like the crocodiles paradox or the barbers paradox. your other answers are all good - b, h, i, and we can consider "a" out of the way too and "c" has been posted on the forum already about the 8 kids sharing a cake... uhm... its supper time...
jwok
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:59 pm    Post subject: 43 hi...im new to this thread but ill throw my two cents in.... to answer the blackbird post, i'd guess four remain (a 7th of 28(2x4 + 20)) as to that crazy success/fail question... i think there is no paradox. Success and failure is dependent on something to be succeeding and failing at. If you attempt to fail (at SOMETHING, say riding a bike) and are succesful at doing so then you are BOTH succeeding and failing, more specifically, succeeding at failing to ride a bike and failing at riding a bike. Well, that's my take on it at least. And to add to this thread, here's a coupla oneliners I learned in a class last semester: 1. Everybody loves baby but baby loves nobody but me. Who am I? 2. (a paradox? for all those agnostics and atheists out there) Bread is better than nothing. Nothing is better than God. Therefore, Bread is better than God.
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:12 pm    Post subject: 44 all paradoxs are about the same thing more or less. take the famous barber one. if you insist that he is more a barber than a man, then you have the answer, if you insist he is more man than a barber, you got a clear answer again. the thing is, you cannot separate the two. hence, paradox.
Athene
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 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:05 pm    Post subject: 45 For the blackbirds: I think none remain. There are 28 at first, he shots 4 of them and the rest flies up into the air -- unless they are all deaf and blind or their wings are broken.
Jen Aside
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:11 pm    Post subject: 46 Four is the book answer. A seventh of 28 is 4, and the rest fly away, so the ones that remain are the ones that are dead.
jwok
Daedalian Member

Jen Aside
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:33 am    Post subject: 48 Web searches are your friend But... "A barber in a town shaves all men who don't shave themselves and does not shave any man who shaves himself. Does the barber shave himself or not?" Of course, if the barber is a woman, then no but the paradox exists if the barber is indeed a man.
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:55 am    Post subject: 49 http://www.geocities.com/galois_e/page/paradox.html see more of paradox and how they (not) work
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:16 pm    Post subject: 50 There is no paradox if the barber is a man. It just means that the statement is false. There is no such barber.
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