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What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread?


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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:01 PM

What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread? - Back to the Paradoxes

What is better than eternal bliss? Nothing. But a slice of bread is better than nothing. So slice of bread is more than eternal bliss.
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#2 Garrek99

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:34 AM

What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread? - Back to the Paradoxes

What is better than eternal bliss? Nothing. But a slice of bread is better than nothing. So slice of bread is more than eternal bliss.



This one is fun.
I think that as stated the thing that leads to a paradox is that "bread is better than nothing". Bread is 'good' but it isn't better than nothing. Things can be 'nuetral', 'good' and 'better' and "nothing" is not a thing.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:26 PM

1. anything "good" is better than nothing
and since "eternal bliss" is also good
=>eternal bliss better than nothing

2. what's better than eternal bliss? nothing.
=> nothing better than eternal bliss

therefore u see st8ment 1 and 2 lead to a paradox
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#4 vicky

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:51 PM

Something is better than nothing.
so BREAD is better than Bliss
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:14 AM

Isn't this moreso a case of zero versus null?

Null is preferable to X
0+1 is preferable to 0
ergo 0+1 is preferable to null

Zero and one can be ranked because they have relative value. Null can't be ranked since it's valueless. This is a paradox because people confuse zero with null; zero is a value while null is an absence of value.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:10 AM

Isn't this moreso a case of zero versus null?

Null is preferable to X
0+1 is preferable to 0
ergo 0+1 is preferable to null

Zero and one can be ranked because they have relative value. Null can't be ranked since it's valueless. This is a paradox because people confuse zero with null; zero is a value while null is an absence of value.



Yeah, that's along the lines of what I am saying. Bread is not better than nothing because nothing is null and things can't be compared to null.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:27 AM

This is a variation on the "nine tails" paradox:

"No cat has eight tails.

Every cat has one tail more than no cat.



Therefore, every cat has nine tails".
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#8 unreality

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:32 AM

yeah, this is no paradox. There isn't just two states: Good and Not-Good. there's a huge range of things that are SortofGood, Okay, Bad. You know what i mean? the "nothing" in the statement "Nothing is better than eternal bliss" doesnt refer to the "lack of anything" it means "eternal bliss is better than everything" so its just another play on words, not a true paradox
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:30 AM

10/10= Eternal bliss (top marks since there is no better)
0= Nothing
0.001= Bread (better than nothing)

Eternal bliss is the winner.
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#10 unreality

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:42 PM

exactly... they are both better than nothing... but eternal bliss is a hell of a lot better!
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