The Unprovability of False Hope

 

unprovablity of false hope

 
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Dialog:

  • Port:
    • The statement “this sentence is false” is trippy.
    • If it is false, then it must be true. If it is true, then it must false.
    • Observe as I wield this sentence's awesome power to my advantage.
    • THIS SENTENCE IS FALSE AND I CAN FLY!
  • {pause}
  • Starboard:
    • That one can just be false.
  • Port:
    • Dammit, logic. You have failed me again.
 

4 Comments:

  1. Lucas Says:

    What about “This statement is false and I cannot fly.” If the statement is true, then it must be false, so the statement is false. This means that “I cannot fly” is false” so logically, I can fly. Of course, logic has again failed, since I can’t actually fly.

  2. Lucas Says:

    OK wait, nevermind.

  3. thad Says:

    Nice, that is an even trickier one than what I came up with.

    Cheers.

  4. robind Says:

    how about “this sentence is false xor i can fly”

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