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You make a ship out of 500 planks...
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Posted 3/30/15
Came across this recently and am not sure what to think, but what do you guys think?


It goes something like this, "You make a ship with 500 planks, and regularly do maintenance on it. Every week you replace a plank with a new one. After 500 weeks, all of the old planks are replace and put in a box, and you ship is now completely made of the new planks. Which is the original ship?"

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By the way, what would you call your ship?
Posted 3/30/15
Which? Isn't there only one ship? If you replace all the boards its still the original, because the design stayed the same.

I'm calling her The Harbinger. I'm ambitious.
Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
I'll name her Seaduction
Posted 3/30/15
This is some Platonic sh*t right there.

And I'd name it Umi-chan, or Sea-chan.
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
i remember this, the paradox ship theseus.
but the answer i think was that the form does not change so they are practically the same thing.
my ship would be called Fleet of fog
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Posted 3/30/15
It the same ship. As long as we remember it as a ship it is a ship. Potato
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Posted 3/30/15
I would say that when the keel plank is replaced, it is then a new ship.


Mokichiii wrote:

my ship would be called Fleet of fog


I started Arpeggio yesterday and I'm totally in love with Iona.

However I would still name my ship Rin.
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Posted 3/30/15
It far too late where I live for this, arrgh my brain.

I'd have to say there isn't really more than one ship though, so I guess the first ship is still the original?
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Posted 3/30/15
It would be a new ship.

Would probably call her M'lady.
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Posted 3/30/15
The second part is if it's the same ship,then what if you reassembled the old parts, which would be the "new" ship?
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
The original ship is the one that held form first, so even reassembling the pieces of the "original" ship that were replaced would create a second ship.

Possibly XD

EDIT: Ship called The Venator
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Posted 3/30/15
My ship would be called Unsinkable 2
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
Original ship

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Posted 3/30/15
They're both the original ship, right...?


Side note: I'd name mine the "SS Hayate x Hinagiku"
Posted 3/30/15
I'll name it Shippidiot
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