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Paradoxical Catch Phrases
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^ Everyone's a victim... get used to it. I think it's the other way around - people who commit crimes do not see themselves as victims, so when they are victimized, they get all shocked.

I remember saying this out of frustration because a friend of mine didn't want to believe what I was saying. She kept on saying, really? Really, you serious???

and I said; "No... I'm being sarcastic!" *said in a sarcastic tone*

Hehe...
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"Everyone's a victim... get used to it"
In my family that statement goes,
"No one dies a virgin. Life screws us all"


mauz15 wrote:

Thank you for this thread :)
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just noticed this,
^^' I'm very flattered

I'm just glad edsamac is here.
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^ haha, I like that life screws us all thing. It's like that stupid quote my brother told me once...

"Life is like a vacuum cleaner... it sucks."
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Posted 4/21/07
Can this one apply to this thread? (sorry but you guys posted all the good ones)

'This page has been intentionally left blank'.......
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^ haha, the advent of post modernism... Like the emperor's new clothes. There was a poem that came out here in the Philippines called "1972", and it was blank. Basically, 1972 was the year that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, and the poem is trying to say that this was the result of the declaration... nothing.

But honestly, I find these kind of poems really weird... haha. Never was a fan of post modernism.

I can't think of any other quotes as of the moment... hehe.
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Posted 4/21/07
"a discussion on common catch phrases and complex phrases that are hard to understand and need explanation"

works for me.

I'm trying to think of the author who did that. Faulkner? it went something like "Reader, this woman is so beautiful I cannot describe her, instead I leave it to you" where a blank page follows.

"This page has been intentionally left blank"
Intentionally left blank.. So basically you must find your own questions and answers? Or knowledge too dangerous for one to speak of?
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I thought it was an old newspaper thing, where they left space for last minute stories.
Posted 4/22/07

everworld_gal wrote:

ya...there's something about how the flap of a butterfly's wings causes a hurricane somewhere in the world.

The reason the Butterfly Effect is so called is not because of the thought experiment using the butterfly, but because of the graph which is formed by applying the original assumptions of chaos theory to large number of dimensions. A simplified form of the graph looks like a butterfly (if you use your imaginiation, something which physicist happen to have a lot of)




(from Mauz)
Werner Heisenberg said:

"The next step was taken by Berkeley. If actually all our knowledge is derived from perception, there is no meaning in the statement that the things really exist; because if the perception is given it cannot possibly make any difference whether the things exist or do not exist. Therefore, to be perceived is identical with existence."



Then Micheal Frayn took that further and stated that to be is to perceive, this is known as the "Copenhagen Interpretation". Basically to perceive something you must interact with it in some way. The fact that you have intereacted, thereby changing the original something (by way of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) gives you existence in the world as an observer. And once you are then observed you exist as an object.
He finally stated that the universe could not exist without human "observers" as then uncertainty would be defied. I think he's reading into it a bit too much here... seeing as there will still be other animals, molecules, atoms, photons able to "observe" electrons in the uncertainty principle sense of the word.


There are lots of saying which dispute one another.
For example;

"Too many cooks spoil the broth"
and
"Many hands make light work"

so which one do we believe?

There are also those famous oxymorons, my favourite of which is;
"Microsoft Works"

I like the "this page has intentionally been left blank" one. Very paradoxical, you get it a lot on IB test papers, I might write them a little note next time, see if I can get any points for cheekiness.
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WOW. i'm sorry...i'm a little dense. could you explain that again??
Posted 4/22/07
^ Basically chaos theory assumes that every action can affect every other possible occurence.
You begin with one thing happening.
That causes maybe 2 things to happen (being conservative here).
Those 2 things will each affect one another and each cause 2 more things to happen (each of those new 4 will affect one another)
Assume we do that millions of times and plot the result in multidimentional space.
For some reason you get a fractal... which in the end simplifies to a butterfly using different colours to signify depth, or using rings as on a map.

The Copenhagen Interpretation is just plain crazy, and it requires you to read a play called "Copenhagen" by Micheal Frayn to understand it. But basically it says, no matter how many times we look at something we'll never be able to tell what it was like before we looked at it, and that by looking at it we change it.
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junglemummy wrote:

I thought it was an old newspaper thing, where they left space for last minute stories.
'This page has been intentionally left blank' is an urban legend. It stems from a similar statement found in the first run of an old manual (a copy editor's comment was accidentally left in unnoticed until after printing). It's also one of printers' favourite inside jokes.
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"Back to the Future"... LMAO!! does that count?! or do i have to go back and find out the meaning of a Paradoxical Catch Phrase..
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"Too many cooks spoil the broth"
Dear lord I know that to be true... and I can explain the practical application. Cooks do one thing - They make a certain recipe to how they like it, in a sense, if they think it tastes good then there has to be people out there who think IT will taste good.

But cooks always have a varying opinion on what a recipe changes need to be made to be "good" So if you have too many cooks too many changes to the recipe will be made and will end up tasting like garbage. This is why some restaurants will devide up tasks in a kitchen, one cook will handle steaks, another sandwiches ect.

hope that helps o.o;
Posted 4/22/07
The expression "You always hurt the ones you love" hurts my brain sometimes. I blame the "always" part of the expression; you wouldn't be eternally inflicting pain on a loved one. I also blame the "love" part because it festers with abstraction. I think it is an odd one.
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Posted 4/23/07
studying love sucks.
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