## A Conversation for The Liar's Paradox

### How does any of it relate to maths?

chiefaberach Started conversation Jan 23, 2001

I thought this and the librarian paradox were amazing - really interesting and mindboggling, but how does a simple paradox (or any real life scenario) prove or disprove anything mathematical?

It's like me saying

"If I jump off a 10ft wall, I might break my legs or I might not. Therefore 2 + 2 might equal 4 and it might not."

Wow, I'm a genius, this will herald a new branch of mathematics called the 'scoobied' age.

PS Scoobied is a slang term which comes from the rhyming slang:

haven't got a scooby do (clue)

PPS How do you do those smiley faces?

### How does any of it relate to maths?

JK the unwise Posted Mar 26, 2001

>If I jump off a 10ft wall, I might break my legs or I might not.

Actualy its like you saying

'Jump of wall then no walls exist'

or some thing equally bisare.

A self referencal lie is not an abiguity

(like your maybe maby not wall thing)

it is a paradox.

For logic (which is the basis of maths)

to be a definate proof of things it must

all ways be able to surjest alternatives

to paradoxes.

PS is : - )

### How does any of it relate to maths?

Dove Posted Aug 19, 2001

I tihnk it does relate by pure logic. math is by definition of usage a logical system. according to several given statements if a=b then b=a. this is pure logic. yet if in life you encounter a given paradox, then there is a posibility of it to reflect in our math.

please let me know if you understood any of the last paragraph.

another paradox: if you or anyone else can't read this sentence then i owe you 1 point, which will be given to you only if you request it.

### How does any of it relate to maths?

JK the unwise Posted Aug 25, 2001

Thats not a paradox its just imposible to

claim.

### How does any of it relate to maths?

Weedabix Posted Jan 17, 2005

LOGIC is a MATHEMATICAL system, anything can be expressed in the form of formulae and equations.

### How does any of it relate to maths?

Gnomon - time to move on Posted Aug 23, 2007

Mathematics is a logical system, rather than the other way around, I think.

### How does any of it relate to maths?

lostmonalisa Posted Aug 5, 2008

and if you click on any smiley, it will take you to the page of smileys, complete with instructions on how to make them.

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