Puppet paradox


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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

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  1. This is perhaps the best version of the liar's paradox that I've seen, because it has real effects in the world (Pinocchio's nose really does grow when he lies). I think it helps show up the problems with the 'paradox', though, in a Schroedinger's Cat kind of way. That is, Pinocchio's nose will either grow or not grow, collapsing the paradox.

    I think it won't grow, because I don't think he's actually 'lying' here. He's playing a whole other game. His statement is neither true nor false — he's just trying to create a logical paradox.

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