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Proof that you can square a circle


Best Answer bonanova, 05 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

Spoiler for Universal quantifier fallacy

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#1 BMAD

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

Theorem: It is possible to square the circle.

Proof:
Given: No mathematician has squared the circle.

Therefore: No one who has squared the circle is a mathematician.
Therefore: All who have squared the circle are nonmathematicians.
Therefore: Some nonmathematician has squared the circle.
Therefore: It is possible to square a circle. [QED]
 

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:50 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Having removed one proof, I feel obligated to supply a proof of my own that the circle can in fact be squared.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

Having removed one proof, I feel obligated to supply a proof of my own that the circle can in fact be squared.

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Nice!


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