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What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread?
Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:39 PM
Piece of B. is better then nothing => it is better then 0 (non-existence) entity (y)
two different entities
E.B. is better then P.O.B.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:33 PM
all crows are black..
all crows are birds..
all birds are black..
its not true
Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:52 AM
The Statement "What is better than eternal bliss? Nothing." must be read as "What is better than eternal bliss? There is nothing better than eternal bliss." due to context.
So "But a slice of bread is better than nothing." means exactly what it says (again, context.)
However, "something being better than nothing" is worse than "There is nothing better than (eternal bliss)" (due to the latter being an implied (context) explicit statement.)
Therefore the Statement "So a slice of bread is better than eternal bliss." is clearly false.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:12 PM
Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:09 PM
This is not a paradox. It's comparing a noun to a quantity. It is like saying "What is better, a a tree or zero." It's a play on words, but it's not a paradox. Another way of looking at it is this: "Everything is worse than eternal bliss, and a piece of bread is not better than everything."
it's listed under "My favorite sophisms" ... the paradoxes page was the closest one to place it on
Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:55 AM
It should be:
There is nothing better than eternal bliss.
Bread is better than nothingness.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:43 PM
bread is better than "not having any food"
"No state of being" is better than eternal bliss
Therefore "Not having any food" is better than "No state of being".
Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:04 PM
bread is better than nothing.
Break it down.
No thing is better than eternal bliss
bread is a thing.
so bread can't be better than eternal bliss.
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