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User avatar #5 - lmOldGreg (08/08/2014) [-]
What would happen if Pinnochio said: "My nose will now grow"
#18 to #5 - larknok (08/08/2014) [-]
Nothing. If Pinnocchio doesn't know what's going to happen, he can't lie about it.

His nose isn't an all-knowing arbiter of truth pervasive throughout the universe, it can just tell when he thinks one thing is true and he says something else.

User avatar #22 to #18 - lmOldGreg (08/08/2014) [-]
Yeh but by saying that and it not happening, he's lieing, which would make it grow.
User avatar #23 to #22 - yunoavailable (08/08/2014) [-]
his nose would not grow if he truly believed it would grow. as larnok said it grows when Pinocchio lies and saying his nose will grow is only a lie if he doesn't really believe, otherwise it's just untrue.
basically the problem with your argument is that there is a difference between a lie and an un-truth
User avatar #24 to #23 - lmOldGreg (08/08/2014) [-]
It's not my argument, it's known as the pinnochio paradox.
User avatar #25 to #24 - yunoavailable (08/08/2014) [-]
I know but it's a false paradox
User avatar #17 to #5 - iamcraig (08/08/2014) [-]
I feel that after a certain amount of time it would grow.
When it doesn't grow after he says it he's lied and it grows
Same if he said it will grow in a certain amount of time.
It wouldn't grow until after that time has passed
User avatar #16 to #5 - thingexplain (08/08/2014) [-]
It all depends on how much he knew about philosophy.
User avatar #14 to #5 - swagloon (08/08/2014) [-]
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