Thursday thoughts- True or false?


“This statement is false.” Unknown

Let us discuss

This is a well-known contradiction that has annoyed people for ages.

If the statement is true, then it must be false, but if it is false, then it must be true.

Are you aware of the ‘liar paradox’?

A ‘liar paradox’ develops when a statement refers to itself in a manner that ends in a contradiction.

Any other examples?

βœ””I always lie.” 

If this statement is true, then the speaker always lies, which means the statement is false.

If the statement is false, then the speaker sometimes tells the truth, which means the statement is true.

βœ””If you get the message, call me, and if you don’t get it, don’t call”

βœ””Nobody goes to the restaurant, it’s too crowded.”

When nobody goes to the restaurant, how can it be crowded?

If it is crowded then, many must have gone. one can’t say nobody goes. Is it not?

Am I adding to your confusion?

Understanding the liar paradox is not rocket science, my friend.

There is no need to feel giddy!

And because we are focused on other unimportant worldly issues these days, we are not using our brains so much!

Time to sharpen our brains!

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Mr Philo




16 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts- True or false?

    1. HahaπŸ˜€πŸ˜€you brought smiles!
      You made my day with this question.
      The answer is not complicated
      What we see in life is false.
      How and why?
      It’s because of our perceptions, biases, interpretations, culture and beliefs.
      To be precise, what we see, think or imagine can never represent the reality, since these things are highly subjective.
      One is ofcourse aware of objective reality
      Thank you Athira.

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  1. Is the following statement true, or is it false?

    I noticed the fact that the card was turned in the video, but I have no clue what was written on the other side as I was too busy ogling the pretty lady’s face.

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      1. Well, OK, I have to be honest… you’re entirely wrong! πŸ˜›

        My statement is false because I did actually sneak a peek at the other side of the card; although I was pretty certain that I knew what it said, I’m always conscious of the fact that my beliefs can be faulty. It was just a flick of the eye, though πŸ˜‰

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