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# Think about these

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### #61 riccit

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:28 AM

re: number 7 what happens if you are traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on?

If you understand relativity, you will recognize that the speed you are traveling is meaningless in this equation. The light from your headlights will travel away from you at the same rate of speed as if you were standing still. You can never catch it. The same way you can drive a golf ball at 150 miles per hour inside an airliner that is traveling at 500 mile per hour. It does not mean that the golf ball is doing 650. It just means for "all practical purposes" you are standing still. Goodnite.
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### #62 Bear

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 12:18 PM

1. Let's say (hypothetically) there is a bullet, which can shoot through any barrier. Let's say there is also an absolutely bullet-proof armour, and nothing gets through it. What will happen, if such bullet hits such armour?
Answer: a new universe

2. Can a man drown in the fountain of eternal life?
Answer:Now there is a question

3. Your mission is to not accept the mission. Do you accept?
Answer:yes I will not accept the mission, mission complete

4. This girl goes into the past and kills her Grandmother. Since her Grandmother is dead the girl was never born, if she was never born she never killed her grandmother and she was born.
Answer:Well in Back to the future they seemed to fade out so it could happen in theory but then that de-stable the Temporal shift and we would all be trouble

5. If the temperature this morning is 0 degrees and the Weather Channel says, "it will be twice as cold tomorrow,".... What will the temperature be?
Answer: Colder than today by a factor of 2

6. Answer truthfully (yes or no) to the following question: Will the next word you say be no?
Answer: uncertain the word I am thinking is but the word I will more than likely say is hello when my wife comes home from work

7. What happens if you are in a car going the speed of light and you turn your headlights on?
Answer: The light police will nick him and take away his driving license

8. I conclude with this challenge:Let the God Almighty create a stone, which he can not pick up (is not capable of lifting)!
Answer: As if he is not busy enough already, let the guy be. As he all embracing he would see the futility of this act and not do it. Because if like me the stone would be somewhere in the way, like driveway.
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### #63 cpotting

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:09 AM

1. Let's say (hypothetically) there is a bullet, which can shoot through any barrier. Let's say there is also an absolutely bullet-proof armour, and nothing gets through it. What will happen, if such bullet hits such armour?

This has already been answered: if a bullet exists that can penetrate anything then you cannot also have an impenetrable object exist (and vice versa). The existence of one precludes the existence of the other.

2. Can a man drown in the fountain of eternal life?

Also previously answered. He can die and then be revived by the fountain. Or it can be long agonising gurgle.

3. Your mission is to not accept the mission. Do you accept?

No.
And that does not then mean that I then accepted it. Just because the conditions of a job are met, that does not mean that you agreed to do the job. For example, if you order me to go south and I tell you stick it in your ear and walk away, does the fact that later that day I am found to be south of my original position mean that I obeyed your order. No.
Likewise, I refuse the mission - if it gets accomplished, even if it is by me, that's not my fault.

4. This girl goes into the past and kills her Grandmother. Since her Grandmother is dead the girl was never born, if she was never born she never killed her grandmother and she was born.

This one relies on assuming that time travel is possible, alteration of the past is possible and that only one time line exists. Since none of these assumptions have been proven one way or the other, this one falls under the heading of "not enough information".

5. If the temperature this morning is 0 degrees and the Weather Channel says, "it will be twice as cold tomorrow,".... What will the temperature be?

Also answered earlier - "cold" is not a value with an implied base. You can have A cost twice as much as B because there is a cost value for A relative to a base (\$0.00). X can be twice as hot as Y because there is a temperature value to A relative to a base (0 degrees Kelvin). But "cold", like "inexpensive" does not have a base. Items can't be twice as inexpensive, and they can't be twice as cold.

6. Answer truthfully (yes or no) to the following question: Will the next word you say be no?

Nope.

7. What happens if you are in a car going the speed of light and you turn your headlights on?

Well, since it is not possible to a) have your car travel at the speed of light, B. be able to perform a time-dependent function while travelling at the speed of light, c) observe anything around you while travelling at the speed of light, then I file this question under "M" for moot.

8. I conclude with this challenge:Let the God Almighty create a stone, which he can not pick up (is not capable of lifting)!

I answered this already. If he creates a pebble and then declares that he is not allowed to pick it up this meets all the required conditions.
If you want to take "Almighty" to refer to strength, then he could also create the "Ultimate Slippery Rock". He has the strength to lift it, but he can't get a grip on it.
If you want to take "Almighty" to mean "he can do anything", then he can attack the word "lift". Lift is defined as follows:

lift /l?ft/
–verb (used with object)
1. to move or bring (something) upward from the ground or other support to a higher position; hoist.

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So then, God creates a stone out of all the matter in the universe. Though he has the strength to lift it, there is nothing to "raise it above". He can't lift it.
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### #64 riccit

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 04:05 AM

re; God and the rock He can't lift.

All the replies are clever and really dance around the question. God is beyond time and space. The concept of him being in one place attempting to pick up (LIFT) an object He created is almost a paradox. He can't be confined, limited, or even self-limited because it is not in His nature to be so. His Power cannot be limited. His creative ability cannot be limited. His Presence in the Universe and beyond cannot be limited. Therefore there is only one conclusion; The one thing God cannot do is be who He is not.
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### #65 Mugsi

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:04 AM

OK, I can't remember where I read this but number 7 can't make any sense. Because Einstein states that anything with a mass cannot travel faster let alone as fast as light. Because if it has a mass, then it's speed cannot compare with light because that weight, depending on what it is you're making to try and make go faster than light, that weight will slow down itself no matter how light it is so that it can't compare it's speed at all towards light. Light doesn't have a mass, it isn't heavy, or light, it isn't any weight because it doesn't have one, it has no mass, weight or any friction to slow it down.
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### #66 Mugsi

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:18 AM

Oh and the number 4 one, that is a very bad idea. You'd end up disrupting the space time continum, possibly destroying the universe, possibly. The whole system would corrupt because of doing such a thing.

And as for the number 3 one, ehh, some person gave the same answer as I would have given a bit earlier in the post.

But how about this question: A genie who is forced to grant wishes and someone asks the genie, "I wish for you to not grant me this wish", what would happen? I got this question out of an Extreme Ghostbusters episode. No, I am not a child, it just happened to be on when I turned on the television a few mornings ago. SERIOUSLY!
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### #67 digital-coma

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:59 PM

But how about this question: A genie who is forced to grant wishes and someone asks the genie, "I wish for you to not grant me this wish", what would happen?

What would happen you say?
It would turn you into the Grandma from #4. Speculate from there.
<edit>I enjoyed the comments on all the questions.
I believe the multiple universe theory can apply to some of the paradoxes, as others suggested already.
As for the last one, God could make a rock out of all matter in the universe. Then there would be nothing left for him to lift it above, and he would destroy all of us in the process. You think he would do that?</edit>
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### #68 Skt1993

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:52 AM

it is possible to drown in the fountain of life..... u can only live forever if u drink from the fountain right then assume he seals his mouth and jumps into the fountain he could get the water into his system by his nose, he didnt actually drink it, so he would drown

But how about this question: A genie who is forced to grant wishes and someone asks the genie, "I wish for you to not grant me this wish", what would happen?

What would happen you say?
It would turn you into the Grandma from #4 . Speculate from there.
<edit>I enjoyed the comments on all the questions.
I believe the multiple universe theory can apply to some of the paradoxes, as others suggested already.
As for the last one, God could make a rock out of all matter in the universe. Then there would be nothing left for him to lift it above, and he would destroy all of us in the process. You think he would do that?</edit>

all the genie has to do is walk away
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### #69 impact504

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

what if you're on a train going just under the speed of light and you run from the back of the train to the front??
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### #70 simplictity

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:45 AM

#1 is easy the bullet will hit the armor creating a big engough implosion to destroy the universe
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