Paradox

  • comical44

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    Apr 08, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    If SOMEONE is called a "Paradox", what does that mean?

    I heard someone being described as a "Paradox" and I dont exactly know what that means.

    Your take? Thanks
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    Apr 09, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/paradox , duh!

    Hiya paradox. someone made a thread for you.
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    Apr 09, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    "Paradox" (when used to describe an individual) :

    One (as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases.

    Example:

    As an actor, he's a paradox—he loves being in the public eye but also deeply values and protects his privacy.

  • Rhi_Bran

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    Apr 09, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    Generally when used with reference to a person, it means "hypocrite" - a person says they do one thing and then they do the opposite. Or, it can just mean a person who consistently does contrary things.

    Aside from that, in logic a paradox is a set of statements that renders itself contradictory or absurd by affirming both a thing and an antithesis of that thing. The opposite of a tautology, essentially.
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 09, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidGenerally when used with reference to a person, it means "hypocrite" - a person says they do one thing and then they do the opposite. Or, it can just mean a person who consistently does contrary things.

    Aside from that, in logic a paradox is a set of statements that renders itself contradictory or absurd by affirming both a thing and an antithesis of that thing. The opposite of a tautology, essentially.


    That is not how it is used.
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  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 09, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    count your blessings you are not a paradox wrapped in an enigma icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Could also mean that they are just really complicated or "impenetrably" deep.
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    Apr 09, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidcount your blessings you are not a paradox wrapped in an enigma icon_lol.gif


    http://www.realjock.com/enigma

    http://www.realjock.com/paradox

    http://www.realjock.com/enigma

    I'm sorry, what were you saying?

    KJSharp saidCould also mean that they are just really complicated or "impenetrably" deep.


    http://www.realjock.com/impenetrable
  • calibro

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    Apr 09, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    it means you're not enjoyable to be around, but hot enough that people still want to bang you
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    Apr 09, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    Whatever you want it to mean.
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    Apr 09, 2013 6:42 AM GMT
    I use this term often when I'm referring to one of my comic book characters. Anyways. it is defined more popularly as something that is illogical, implausible and defiance of reasoning. One of my characters is a
    "living paradox" icon_lol.gif OK I'll go into more detail on the word...

    The Terminators films are a good example of an on going paradox that try to prove without the future there is no past, which is absurd(Actually ingenious of James Cameron). If Sarah Connor succeeded in Terminator 2 and actually prevented the war, then John Connor would cease to exist. So the war (rise of machines) had to happen in order for future Connor to send Reece back in time to Sarah, so that Sarah and Reece could create-conceive John Connor.

    Another example. God.
    Believing in God is accepting the belief that something does not have a beginning or an ending. Is omnipotent, alpha and omega. And cannot be visually proven. Thus why those who do believe in God do so with faith in things unseen, read, told and verification of said creation. Even though it seems paradoxical to believe in something that doesn't provide a direct visual source verification

    Last and most easily understood example:
    You tell someone not do something, profess its wrong to do it, declare it to the world, promise all you'd never do something like it, and work your whole life to avoid it, then suddenly one day because you have a change of mood/influence you decide to go on and do it, while expecting no causality of your actions. So yes being self-contradictory, absurd or hypocritical is a form of a paradox in a humanitarian aspect.