what do you think of such paradoxes as if a tree falls and no one is there to here it does it make a sound? Feel free to add more paradoxes to the discussion :) (personally I think that the tree does make a sound)
This statement is a lie.
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
3rd September 2005
how do you think before you can speak?
The tree will fall as usual. Make the usual vibrations...but only the ear can interpret the vibrations as sound. So in a way...no, the tree falling does not make a sound.
crzymnkyThis statement is a lie.
I like that one, if the statement is a lie, then it isn't a lie, and so on and so forth.
The tree will make a sound, but no-one will be there to hear it.
Afterall, sound is only vibrations caused by a disturbance in the air (im not very good at explaining it - I havent done physics in a while).
I've never told a lie in my life, except this sentence.
But the tree one is pretty silly, since it obviously makes exactly the same sound. Unless you don't call sound waves that until someone perceives them as such.
The quack of a duck never echos.
This sentence no verb.
17th June 2002
USMA2010The quack of a duck never echos.
That one was disproved on Brainiac, as I recall. They wanted to take the duck into a church but for some strange reason they weren't allowed to. So they took it to an underground walkway and its quacks certainly echoed. Of course, the general public were more than a bit confused at the sight of a man taking a duck for a walk on a leash in an underground tunnel whilst another guy filmed it...
Perhaps the duck was not a believer? Was it a duck of Satan? Could it have been unclean? All plausible scenarios.