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Groucho’s Paradox Joke
A situation or statement that seems to be impossible or contradictory but is nevertheless true, literally or figuratively.
Paradox - definition A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true: It is a paradox that standing is more tiring than walking.
Paradox - definition One exhibiting inexplicable or contradictory aspects: " The silence of midnight, to speak truly, though apparently a paradox, rung in my ears" Mary Shelley.
Paradox - definition A statement that contradicts itself "I always lie.”is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
Paradox Examples What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young. -George Bernard Shaw
When The London Times invited several eminent authors to write essays on the theme "What's Wrong with the World?" Chesterton's contribution took the form of a letter: Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G. K. Chesterton
" If there is an exception to every rule, then every rule must have at least one exception, the exception to this one being that it has no exception."
The Lottery Paradox It is philosophically justifiable to believe that every individual lottery ticket won't win, but not justifiable to believe that no lottery ticket will win.
Can an omnipotent being create a rock too heavy to lift?
George Washington‘s old axe It seems like you can replace any component of a ship, and it will still be the same ship. So you can replace them all, or one at a time, and it will still be the same ship. But then you can take all the original pieces, and assemble them into a ship. That, too, is the same ship you started with.
Paradox Example “There are two tragedies in the world, one is not getting what you want, and the other is getting what you want.” -Oscar Wilde
Paradox Example “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” -George Bernard Shaw