A Conversation for The Liar's Paradox

How does any of it relate to maths?

Post 1

chiefaberach

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?

Post 2

JK the unwise

>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.
smiley - fairy
PS smiley - smiley is : - )


How does any of it relate to maths?

Post 3

Dove

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?

Post 4

JK the unwise

Thats not a paradox its just imposible to
claim.


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Post 5

Weedabix

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


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Post 6

Gnomon - time to move on

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


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Post 7

lostmonalisa

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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