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I'm assuming for #5 that the zero is not absolute zero(kelvin). So there's nothing wrong there, although you should just have the kelvin temperature value.

Then convert back to the relevant scale.

#8 This does not imply that God can do anything, he can certainly do more than what humans are confined to but he can't do something that is impossible. Omnipotence refers to an infinite amount of power, not that everything is possible, there is not infinite resources, he does have infinite power, so he can't make the a rock that he can't lift. Some people falsely think this means that he is not all-powerful/almighty.

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1. Let's say that the armor is 10 cm thick (or however thick it is). Since the bullet is capable of shooting through anything, when the bullet hits the armor it will penetrate 5 cm of that armor. The

Think about these - Back to the Paradoxes 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 no

well for the fountain of youth #2....i know it it say YOUTH which means young so you'll stay young. but its not fountain of life. Drowning ion the fountain of youth doesn't mean you can't die young!^_

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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 bullet will never hit such armor, since they cannot coexist. Each one negates the other's very existence.

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

Yes. The man drowns x times, is revived x times, until he either learn to swim, or grow gills...
More seriously, one needs to define the "eternal life" granted, and perhaps how long will the fountain stands as it is.

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

I accept half-heartedly. Oh, lookie here! A regular workday paradox!

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.

The girl comes from timeline a) and kills her grandma in timeline b)

Since she could get to exist in timeline b) she can stay, slaughter her cousins, mate with her dad and go shopping with her kiddie b) version for all I care.
Nothing whatsoever has changed in timeline a) if she's to go back there at the time of her earlier departure.

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?

The Weather Channel you describe are idiots. Make it "3.1416 as sunny" or a 'thousand times as stormy", that would hold as little meaning. Cold, hot, etc. are subjective. The statement lacks a base comparative: "We've gained two degrees compared to yesterday!" would be correct. Comparing numerical value is relevant, comparing scales is not.

For instance, saying a Richter scale 6 earthquake is twice as dangerous as a scale 3 earthquake,would be similarly stupid.

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

- Nyet, tovarish.
- Sí, claro que sí.

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

Nothing your eyes could see... Boring. Here's a more interesting one:
What happens when you turn on a flashlight when you are in a car going the speed of light ?

8. I conclude with this challenge:

Wrong. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Let the God Almighty create a stone, which he can not pick up (is not capable of lifting)!

I'll read that sentence as : "Can an omnipotent being create a stone that he is not able to lift ?" and replace 'omnipotent being" with 'Mickey Mouse".

a) Mickey Mouse creates a stone. A regular stone is OK. A Daffy Duck statue is OK too.
b) Mickey Mouse makes himself weaker until the stone is too heavy to lift.
c) Mickey Mouse loses his virginity to Minnie, and renounces his impotency omnipotency.
d) Mickey Mouse has henceforth created a stone he's not able to lift, and marries Minnie.

(but yeah, he was able to lift it at some point, but at least that's a happy-ending story)

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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?

what will happen is one of them is going to lose it's title.

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

yes, but not dead.

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

no. just,,, no.

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.

only in linear timeline.

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?

depend on what degree is a neutral temperature (neither hot nor cold) defined.

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

maannn... i ain't got no time for this s***.!

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

my headlights will turned on.

8. I conclude with this challenge:

Let the God Almighty create a stone, which he can not pick up (is not capable of lifting)!

if god is all mighty, all creator, all everything; that means god also create the law of universe and create what we see as logic.

then, i don't see why god can not create a universe with the law where it's logically plausible.

if god can't, then god's not all everything at all.

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"paradox born from our failure on placing matter in a proper context."
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If they did exist, they wouldn't exist. So i percieve it as only ine exists, or different dimensions, never happened or the world ended.

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1. Hopefully the killer would be smart and use poison gas instead.

2. Depends. Death is often seen as eternal life.

3. I'll take it under consideration. No one said you had to answer yes or no.

6. Let me think...no.

8. He would make a stone he cannot pick up, and then he would pick it up anyway.

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1.  This is quite possible if the bullet and the armor are the same object, in which case the question about what happens when both meet becomes meaningless.

2. Where is this Fountain of Youth you are referring to?

4.Novikov self-consistency principle

8. I understand it God is omnichronic (at all points in time simultaneously. To him there are stones that he picks up or stones that he leaves for others (it is left for the reader to figure out determinism and agency in the second situation).

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4. This is simple.  You have to correct the riddle itself. When the girl went back in time the Grandmother had already given birth to the girls mother. So in fact the girl was born AND killed her grandmother. (..it is a riddle not a physics question, who cares?)

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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?

Both break.

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

Yes, cause the fountain only makes you live longer, it doesn't turn you immortal

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

No

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.

Depends, if she uses an object to kill her grandmother, the object is going to stay there, so both still be dead.

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?

Depends of the temperature of yesterday

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

Yes yes

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

The light will turn on, but a person that tries to see the light, won't see anything.

8. I conclude with this challenge:

Let the God Almighty create a stone, which he can not pick up (is not capable of lifting)!

He will use a machine to pick it up.

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If you were to sit in a fountain of youth, would you get wrinkly because that's what happens when you sit in water for a certain amount of time?

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On 6/19/2007 at 4:30 PM, Guest said:

Not a problem. God creates a pebble and then declares "I shall never pick it up". He is capable of lifting it, but can not break his promise. Conditions met.

The conditions were that God can not lift the stone not shall not.

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the armor/bullet thing is about sticks n stones.

words only scar if they weigh within truth.

but since our society is greedy and violent...

truck bed liner actually was proven to be practically blast proof if applied to a building.

at least within their scale modeling.

mjolnir was the hammer which could only be wielded if the sentient alloy it was comprised of deemed them worthy to have its accompaniment.

this hammer.

Excalibur was a similar type weapon from mythos forged by dwarves at the request of Loki, whom also had an enchantment stating his neck was ne'er to be harmed in any way as part of the price of the deal to build the commissioned pieces.

that technically isn't a rock. but the weird green meteor in Kansas they found sure did lots of weird stuff...

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The answer to all of these silly fooleries:

1. If there's a bullet that can shoot through any barrier and there's an armor that nothing can get through, then the bullet won't get through it, because she can go through any barrier, but not any armor, and that armor, nothing can get through it, and nothing is void, or more precisely the absence of any existence, but nothing is still existing! So nothing CAN get through the armor, but not the bullet, because you said that she can go through any barrier, but not any armor.

2. The fountain of eternal life gives eternal life, making you able to age forever without your body stopping working because he's too old, not invincibility to any damage that can happen to your body, and drowning is water damaging and clogging  your lungs until you can't use them to breath anymore, lack oxygen, and die, so you're able to live as much as you want, but not survive any kind of trauma or damage.

3. If you don't accept the mission, then ok, but if you accept the mission, you failed the mission, but you still advanced to somewhere in the mission, you made progress in a way, because even being bad still advances you in something, maybe towards prison, but still!

4. If the girl killed her grandmother after she gave birth to one of her parents, then she is still born.

5. The morning, the temperature is 0°, but in the night, it gets colder, so -1°, -2°, -3° or less, so tomorrow it will be either -2°, -4°, -6° (even decimals)... etc.

6. You just answer «truthfully (yes or no)».

7. First, let's say the car is properly equipped to resist such speed. If you're in a car like this and go the speed of light, the first photon that comes out will stay motionless, in the same spot it appeared, and no more photons will come out, because there is already one occupying the "appearing spot".

And finally 8. He just creates a stone with a negative weight that has a smaller number than his own weight, which can float, so if he lifts it up, the stone is only floating, not being lifted, so it doesn't count as "lifting", and if he holds it in his hands while its over the ground, he will make it go down, so the stone is being "lifted "up"", in its own dimension of logic.

If you think I'm wrong, rethink it, and you'll see.

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For question 6, you could say "maybe" as an answer. That way your next word isn't no but you are not lying.

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