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BLOW YOUR MIND!!!
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Posted 6/19/12
As ᴀʟʟ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜ sʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ᴀᴡᴀʀᴇ, Pɪɴᴏᴄᴄʜɪᴏ's ɴᴏsᴇ ɢʀᴏᴡs ᴡʜᴇɴ ʜᴇ ʟɪᴇs, ʀɪɢʜᴛ? Wᴇʟʟ, ɪғ ʜᴇ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏ sᴀʏ "ᴍʏ ɴᴏsᴇ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏᴡ ɢʀᴏᴡ", ᴛʜᴇɴ ʜɪs ɴᴏsᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɢʀᴏᴡ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴀs ᴡᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴡʜᴇɴ ʜɪs ɴᴏsᴇ ɢʀᴏᴡs ʜᴇ ɪs ʟʏɪɴɢ, sᴏ ɪғ ʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ʟʏɪɴɢ, ᴛʜᴇɴ ʜɪs ɴᴏsᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ɢʀᴏᴡ, ʙᴜᴛ ɪғ ɪᴛ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ɢʀᴏᴡ, ᴛʜᴇɴ ʜᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ʟʏɪɴɢ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇғᴏʀᴇ ʜɪs ɴᴏsᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɢʀᴏᴡ
Posted 6/19/12
He'll probably just blurt out SYNTAX ERROR and implode.
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Posted 6/19/12
at the time he says "my nose will now grow" it would be a lie since he has no conscious control over the growth of the nose. it only becomes the truth after the fact he lies. simple
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Posted 6/19/12
That first post was definitely worth my time.
Posted 6/19/12
I call a vote to rename the thread 'Mindfuck' instead.
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Posted 6/19/12
wut?
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Posted 6/19/12
lol.

yup, him saying "my nose will now grow" would induce the lie, b/c it wouldn't grow simply from him uttering words. now the lie would subsequently cause his nose to grow, so that ultimately, homeboy didn't lie.

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Posted 6/19/12
It would grow.
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Posted 6/19/12
It would grow since he lies about it growing the moment he said "now." It would start growing after the moment "now" thus falsifying his first statement.
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Posted 6/19/12
Yes, everything is possible. LOL. LOL. LOL. You can make sense out of anything, even the OP's post.
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@.@ The heck just made my head hurt T^T
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Posted 6/19/12
lol
But yeah, the moment his statement ends, his nose will grow
It was a lie when he said the statement, his nose will grow exactly after he finishes talking (if that makes any sense lol)
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Posted 6/19/12
The best way to phrase Pinocchio's mindfuck statement is "My nose grows now." If he says it, but it doesn't grow, then he's lying. But since his nose grows when he lies, then he would be telling the truth. Pinocchio's sentence can be neither true nor false, it's a good example of the liars paradox. This paradox would cause Pinocchio's nose to grow IF AND ONLY IF it does Not grow. Most people that hear the previous sentence end up looking like followed by MIND=BLOWN!!

Another fun/interesting paradox that would make a good forum conversation/debate--which I'll probably make after this tl;dr post-- is the omnipotent one. (Now, be forewarned if you are deeply religious and/or don't like the use of logic and reasoning to question the validity of your god, then read no further).

For those still reading, here is the context of the paradox. It is used by atheists the world over and people who accidentally open the door to annoying Jehovah Witnesses and want to annoy them before they end up being annoyed by them. (It's a vicious cycle of annoyance) (For those outside the U.S. or unfamiliar with the term "Jehovah Witness" google "what are jehovah's witnesses best known for")

All the holy books make it clear and point out that God is an omnipotent being, which means and is defined as almighty, all powerful or infinite in power. He is then a being capable of anything and everything. That is were the omnipotent paradox comes into play to simply and easily disprove the existence of such a being/deity/god.

The paradox-inducing question is "Can God create a rock so heavy that even he can not lift?"

Thus, if he cannot create such a rock, then it means he is Not Omnipotent/Almighty/All Powerful.

If he can create such a rock, then he cannot lift it, which means he is Not Omnipotent/Almighty/All Powerful.

This renders the whole concept of God/ omnipotence/ an all powerful being as a logical impossibility.

This usually shuts up religious fanatics trying to enlighten you in order to save your soul from eternal damnation that their righteous God will bestow upon you, unless you convert/join their particular religious sect.

Experienced Jehovah Witnesses are so familiar with this question that once you get to the word "rock," they will immediately think "irreversible atheist," turn away and excuse themselves for taking up your valuable time, lest any young members with them pick up the bad habit of using logic and reasoning to question the validity of their beliefs.
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