0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

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0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

Postby dr pepper » Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:21 pm

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Re: 0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

Postby dr pepper » Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 pm

Just noticed we are past comic 25o. At this rate, we'll be lucky to get a full week out of this comic before Tailsteak reaches his self declared limit.
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Re: 0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

Postby The Froggy Ninja » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:56 pm

Technically, there are three kinds of paradox, only two of which can be solved.
Zeno’s Paradox is a falsidical paradox. The paradox seems wrong (and is) but cannot be disproven due to an unknown fallacy in the premise itself.
The Monty Hall Problem is a veridical paradox which is counter intuitive and seems wrong, but is actually true and logical upon further consideration.
The Ship of Theseus and Liar’s Paradox are what are called antimony, and mostly arise when considering concepts with no basis in objective reality, such as identity or language, resulting in something that can neither be true, nor false and cannot be solved without a major shift in the cultural conception of those concepts.
Somewhat related is the word “mu” which means roughly the same thing (nonexistence) in Chinese, Japanese and Korean which, when used as a single word answer such as “yes” or “no” could be interpreted as “the question cannot be answered in a way that is true”. Basically the linguistic equivalent to N/A.
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Re: 0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

Postby Truec » Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:01 pm

The Froggy Ninja wrote:Somewhat related is the word “mu” which means roughly the same thing (nonexistence) in Chinese, Japanese and Korean which, when used as a single word answer such as “yes” or “no” could be interpreted as “the question cannot be answered in a way that is true”. Basically the linguistic equivalent to N/A.


What a strangely familiar-sounding concept.
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Re: 0254 - Theseus and Antitheseus

Postby dr pepper » Sun Aug 21, 2022 6:09 pm

Well spotted!
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