Is The Answer to This Question 'No'?

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  1. Morgan Jolley

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    So is it? I've been wondering about this for a while. If someone asked you "Is the answer to this question 'no'?" what would you say? If you say yes, then you should be saying no, but if you say no, then you should be saying yes. If you say something else, like "I don't know" then it wouldn't really be an answer...

    So what's the answer???
     
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    I answer this type of question with a sentence. "That is correct, the answer is 'no'". Problem solved.

    /mike
     
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    yes, a falling tree doesn't make a sound if no one is around, sometimes.
     
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    Perhaps not.
     
  5. Bill Catherall

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    a: "Turn left?"
    b: "Right."
    a: "Right?"
    b: "No."
    a: "Left?"
    b: "Right!"
     
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    It depends...
     
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    What's the question?
     
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    Yes, you're right, it's "no".
    Or in the other case: No, it's definitely "yes".

    I don't see a problem. Those are two different questions, so they can easily have different answers. You just have to make clear to which questions your answer applies (or to which question which part of your answer).

    Cees
     
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    I hate questions like this. Every time my robot manservant hears a circular-logic question like this, his logic circuits overload, and his head explodes.

    I lose more robots that way.
     
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    Who's on first?
     
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    "You are correct sir!"
     
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    I dunno
     
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    "How do you feel about your mother?"
     
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    I plead the fifth.

    But if I told you that the phrase "The sentence in single quotes, 'The sentence in double-quotes is false,' is true" is itself false, would you believe me?
     
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    I am a liar.
     
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    If you're talking to a company rep, No means no and "No comment" means yes [​IMG]
     
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    This sentence does not have seven words.

    JS
     
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