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What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread?


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#121 Auramyna

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:11 AM

Okaaaay, I just realised someone said it in far more intellectual terms. But just take my answer as the Dummies Guide to the eternal bliss vs bread paradox.
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#122 riddlemetodeath

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:05 AM

Personally I don't like sliced bread.

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eternal bliss 100%
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nothing 0%
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slice of bread -100%
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#123 vinay1999

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:41 AM

The mistake in here is we are considering no -thing as a thing and saying bread is better than that thing
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#124 Daomich150

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:31 PM

This could be very easily illustrated like this:

Eternal Bliss < Nothing < Bread

So,"Nothing" is referred to as something,an item,or whatever,rather than "Nothing" as nothing,empty,none.
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#125 omthkkr

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

This can be understood as -
1st statement can be re-written as...nothing is better than eternal bliss...therefore...it can be re-framed as...eternal bliss is better than everything.
2nd statement is - a slice bread is better than nothing.

So the order is now(in ascending order)-
Nothing -> Slice of Bread -> Everything -> Eternal Bliss

So now...no paradox left! B-)
(Maybe i have ignored the missing relation between the slice and bliss)
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#126 iSpelBadlie

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

if the bread is involved in a good sandwich it iz better than eternal bliss


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#127 Utkrisht123

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:19 AM

This is same thing as

Which is greater no mounatin or Mount Everest?

 

Spoiler for Answer to which is greater no mountain or Mount Everest


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#128 10001

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:37 PM

it depends on how the word "nothing" is defined

 

if "nothing" is defined as an object/ a thing, this statement is correct

 

if "nothing" is defined as a pronoun, this statement is incorrect, because you cannot compare an object/ a thing with a pronoun

(it's the same as that you cannot compare the number 17 with the weather today)


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#129 joef1000

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

The word 'nothing' has two different meanings: the zero value, or no value at all. This paradox arises from confusing those two things. In symbols: (where > means "is better than")

 

¬((¬∃x(x > eternal-bliss) ∧ bread > 0) -> bread > eternal-bliss)


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#130 lems

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:04 AM

Isnt this just the way u phrase the question. You do not state that simple bread is better then nothing, the right way to say it is simple bread is better then HAVING nothing.

Having nothing and nothing itself cannot be compared as they are used differently.
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