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 Post subject: The Gordian Knot?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:51 am 
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For the purpose of discussion, I want to present a question. What do you consider to be the most intelligent concept of human thought?


This is a question that I am often inclined to ask during one on one conversations with people that I know. The first time that I pondered this question I concluded that synergism was the concept that I favored most.

I also consider the Gordian Knot as a fascinating concept. It is not only a riddle but a challenge that was said to be inspired by a prophecy. Consequently, I began to write my own riddles.

What runs like blood and shines like ice? The riddle has become one of my favorite concepts of human thought. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:25 am 
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interesting riddle......TELL ME THE ANSWER!!!

lol

anyways in the meantime i have a question for you
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if a word applies to itself it is called hetirological.... ie. the word "short" is a short word, therefore it is autological.

a word that does not apply to itself is called hetirological. ie the word "french" is not a french word therefore it is hetirological.

okay, is the word "hetirological" autological or hetirological???????
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:06 pm 
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I am both heterodoxical and heterosexual. I would think that a word that is similar to its existence would be homological.

During macro economics we learned about a linear, homogenous, homothetic production function. It reality the term was nothing more than gobbledygook.

What runs like blood and shines like ice?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:29 am 
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what does run like blood and shines by ice? i do not know

however you have still not answered my question about wether the word "hetirologica" is autological or hetirological, gd luck.

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 7:10 am 
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this one is one of my favourites, it works so well.

A man walks up to you and says - "everything I say to you is a lie."
Is he telling you the truth or is he lying?

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This is going to take me ages to type out, so please read this, it's funny.

From Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies

"'You know,' said Ponder, as the coach jolted along a canyon, 'this reminds me of that famous logical puzzle.'

'What logical puzzle?' said the Archchancellor.

'Well,' said Ponder, gratified at the attention, 'it appears that there was this man, right, who had to choose between going through two doors, apparently, and the guard on one door always told the truth and the guard on the other door always told a lie, and the thing was, behind one door was certain death and behind the other door was freedom, and he didn't know which guard was which and he could only ask them one question so: what did he ask?'

There follows a short conversation, completely off topic about a nut-case who might have devised this puzzle before a character comes up with an answer...

"Oh, right,. Well, in that case he goes up to the smallest guard and says, "tell me which is the door to freedom if you don't want to see the colour of your kidneys and incidently I'm walking through it behind you, so if you're trying for the Mr Clever Award just remember who's going through it first."

-fish are quick!

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