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What is better - eternal bliss or a simple bread?


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#81 alvarosv

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:45 PM

There is just missing words in this sentence. "Nothing is better." is what it should say not "Nothing" since both "nothings" in the sentence have different meanings.
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#82 Jrod_Writer13

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:57 AM

nothing is in fact something...it is the state of not having anything....but this paradox is simply discussible by the fact of how this sentence is worded...like someone previously said, if this were in another language, it would not even be a paradox.
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#83 Jiminy Cricket

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:05 PM

nothing is in fact something...it is the state of not having anything....but this paradox is simply discussible by the fact of how this sentence is worded...like someone previously said, if this were in another language, it would not even be a paradox.


If a slice of bread > eternal bliss
and a sandwich > a slice of bread
and a banquet > a sandwich
and a bucket of money > a banquet
and a million dollars > a bucket of money
and peace of mind > a million dollars
and eternal bliss > a million dollars
then eternal bliss > a slice of bread
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#84 ledger

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:44 PM

No, Jiminy they cannot be at the same time. so just pretend you never did that lol. clear the evidence
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#85 speed

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:08 AM

Nothing can be many things. It all depents on which one u mean.
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#86 ThingOfTheFuture

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:34 AM

Well this oviously isn't really a trick just play on words. Of course nothing is better than eternal bliss and of course simple bread is better than nothing. But (not to insult anybody) only a smart alec would start doing something like this. Of course this is BrainDen's job to make stuff like this but the answer is simply... this is using words against the use of the word nothing as a extremly good to have.
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#87 comander

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:10 PM

huh
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#88 Izzy

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

huh

Perhaps, rather than posting something completely unnecessary, you could actually read through the topic, and maybe you won't be so confused. ;)

Have I posted my answer to this? Bliss all the way, assuming I already had things to eat. :)

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#89 Jrod_Writer13

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 07:38 PM

Rethinking this, it isn't even a paradox, it is simply a matter of opinion. If you said this to someone who is allergic to bread, would they think that bread is better than nothing?....probably not. They would rather have nothing than hives/allergic reaction.

Another example is someone said Peace of Mind>A Million Dollars. That is just an opinion. To some poor person who already has a peace of mind, they might want that a million dollars.

Again, it is all just opinionated.
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#90 TehNub

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:37 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.


Eternal Bliss = Way better than Nothing
Bread = Better than nothing

Go Figure.
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