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Gman95

Got a short yet mind boggling question? Post here!

Mine is: If internet slang is the norm, is a dyslexic considered normal, or will they start typing standard English to be out of the norm involuntarily?

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RedSquirrel

I have no clue, dyslexia can cover a myriad of reading disorders.

How do blind people know when they are done wiping?

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Junior Chubb

Mine is: If internet slang is the norm, is a dyslexic considered normal, or will they start typing standard English to be out of the norm involuntarily?

Learn the difference between a reading disorder, laziness, bad spelling and leetspeak and your question will then answer itself.

Shouldn't this thread be in the fun and games section if this is the kind of questions it will be throwing up?

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redhen

Epimenides the Cretan says "All Cretans are liars."

Does he speak the truth?

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Junior Chubb

Epimenides the Cretan says "All Cretans are liars."

Does he speak the truth?

Yes, despite being a liar he is capable of telling the truth too.

Sorry I have no question to add. :blush:

Who's next? ;)

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redhen

Yes, despite being a liar he is capable of telling the truth too.

Sorry I have no question to add. :blush:

Who's next? ;)

The question is not what he's hypothetically capable of. The question remains, is he telling the truth in the above proposition.

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Junior Chubb

The question is not what he's hypothetically capable of. The question remains, is he telling the truth in the above proposition.

Hey, if you don't like the answers don't ask the questions ;)

My new answer is yes, with no explanations.

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redhen

Hey, if you don't like the answers don't ask the questions ;)

One is not obliged to accept vacuous answers.

My new answer is yes, with no explanations.

That's a response, not an answer.

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Junior Chubb

One is not obliged to accept vacuous answers.

That's a response, not an answer.

Bloody hell, maybe I should stick to the Fun and Games threads...

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redhen

Bloody hell, maybe I should stick to the Fun and Games threads...

Points to sub-forum title: Philosophy and Psychology

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Junior Chubb

Points to sub-forum title: Philosophy and Psychology

Points to post #3 of this thread ;)

Now you have read that I will rephrase my post...

Now that the questioning is a bit more philosophical it might be time for me to exit to the Fun and Games section that I suggested others should be using earlier in the thread... :whistle:

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redhen

Point taken. There are many logical paradoxes like the one I cited. The OP's "mind boggling question" is just a straight forward question as you noted.

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Junior Chubb

Point taken. There are many logical paradoxes like the one I cited. The OP's "mind boggling question" is just a straight forward question as you noted.

Indeed, many of which would have made better openings for the thread, especially considering its location.

So seeing as the ball is in my court and your original post is so far back, lets re-bait the hook. ;)

Epimenides the Cretan says "All Cretans are liars."

Does he speak the truth?

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Golden Duck

Indeed, many of which would have made better openings for the thread, especially considering its location.

So seeing as the ball is in my court and your original post is so far back, lets re-bait the hook. ;)

Epimenides the Cretan says "All Cretans are liars."

Does he speak the truth?

No, Epimenides does not speak the truth. Not all Cretans are liars, but we can be sure that Epimenides is.

I thought you raised a valid question - does a liar always lie?

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redhen

So seeing as the ball is in my court and your original post is so far back, lets re-bait the hook. ;)

Epimenides the Cretan says "All Cretans are liars."

Does he speak the truth?

Unless you reinterpret the wording, there is no correct answer, that's why it's a paradox. I wouldn't encourage people to spend too much time trying to resolve this one, you might hurt yourself. :)

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Junior Chubb

Unless you reinterpret the wording, there is no correct answer, that's why it's a paradox. I wouldn't encourage people to spend too much time trying to resolve this one, you might hurt yourself. :)

I am already suffering, just passing it along ;)

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Junior Chubb

No, Epimenides does not speak the truth. Not all Cretans are liars, but we can be sure that Epimenides is.

I thought you raised a valid question - does a liar always lie?

Thankyou. A valid question maybe, but not a difficult one. A liar lies by choice, they can also choose to speak the truth.

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redhen

No, Epimenides does not speak the truth. Not all Cretans are liars, but we can be sure that Epimenides is.

Party pooper !

I don't think we can judge the validity of the premise, we have to accept it "for the sake of argument". As you say, it's highly improbable that all Cretans are liars.

p.s. if there are Cretans reading this, nothing personal, it's just a classic example.

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StarMountainKid

If in a foot race, if one runner runs faster he can win the race. If all the runners run faster can they all win the race?

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Junior Chubb

If in a foot race, if one runner runs faster he can win the race. If all the runners run faster can they all win the race?

Yes, they are all winners for taking part ;)

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theotherguy

Going back to the philosophical origins of this thread, how big is a pile? If you have a pile of sand, and you remove one grain, it's still a pile. Remove another grain and you still have a sand pile. At what point does it stop becoming a pile?

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RedSquirrel

Three grains. I know this because my invisible cat that poops skittles told me.

Why? <--- best question ever.

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theotherguy

A. Why not?

B. Cause I said so.

C. About 13 billion years ago, there was...

D. In the beginning, there was...

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redhen

What's north of the north pole?

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RedSquirrel

The north pole. North is circular.

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