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    what is a paradox?

    could any be kind enough to explain a paradox with some examples?
    simple examples which school children can follow and grasp the meaning of a paradox .

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    Re: what is a paradox?

    Hi Anjali,

    Paradox is a statement that leads to contrdiction or contradicts itself. But it expresses a truth. For e.g. "Water, water, everywhere (in a sea?), and not a drop to drink".

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    Re: thanx

    thanx u so much for the prompt reply.
    if anyone could furnish me with some more examples?


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    Re: what is a paradox?

    Yes, I got some in mind.
    "I always lie" ( because if that's true it's automatically false)
    "Fighting for Peace"( for obvious reasons)
    "An original copy of a painting"( how can it be original if it's a copy?)
    ( I'm not sure if this one is actually a paradox)"Our noses run but our feet smell"( because it's supposed to be the other way around some times.)

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    Re: what is a paradox?

    Other possible paradox might be "die laughing"

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