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IRT: what is a paradox?

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Holly McLeay

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year 6 IRT 2012 What is a Paradox? photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli factual report narrative my fine arts is a video on what is a paradox where we go around asking people if they do know what a paradox is. fine arts book review A paradox is basically a statement or group of statements that contradicts itself by being both true and false. eg.
- is the answer to this question no?
- this statement is false Well, What Is A Paradox? Log entries Did you know? Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare both used paradoxes in their literature. Oscar Wilde's quote
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And Shakespeare's paragraph in his play 'As You Like It' I can resist anything except temptation Time Paradoxes Time paradoxes are wher a time travelers goes to a time within his/her life time and meets themselves. a variation of this paradox is either the predestination paradox, and the grandfather paradox. The chicken and the egg The chicken and the egg "paradox" isn't really a paradox. the question of which came first has a simple answer. it was the egg. it is physically impossible for the chicken to come first, so the first chicken egg was a hybrid from two other birds. Achilles and the Tortoise Achilles and the tortoise is a paradox that only works in theory. the story is that Achilles challenges a tortoise to a race of 500m but gives the tortoise a head start of 100m. by the time Achilles has caught up to the tortoise, the tortoise has moved one tenth of the previous distance ahead. In real life, Achilles would always win, but in theory the tortoise, no matter how small the distance, would always be ahead. it is the same with the hungry donkey paradox. Oxymora Oxymora (Oxymoron) are a set of contradicting
words/synonyms The most common type of
oxymoron is an adjective-noun, but the words are opposites, ex:
- living dead
-Dark light
although some have just become cliche terms such as
-Bitter sweet
-Deafening Silence
-Sweet sorrow Log entry 1 Week one, 18/07/2012 This is the first week back at school and of IRT. Our only deadline for this week is to pick a question to study for the term and mine is 'What is a paradox?' Log entry 15 Week six, 21/08/2012 I have finished my factual report, started my prezi, and half way through my narrative. I haven't started my book review, and i should probably start it because it is due next week. My fine arts draft is done, but i think i might need to change it because it doesn't seem like enough Log entry 26 Week nine, 10/09/2012 IRT is nearly over and I am presenting this week. All my documents are done and the only things i have to do is set up the finishing touches on my prezi and fine arts. I hope I'll do well. Thanks For Watching Questions? Why did I Pick
This Question? I choose this Question because i wanted to do something no one else would, and something that we would never learn about in class. I get to learn about something intricate and confusing, and every time someone ask me "well, what is a paradox' i get to see the puzzled look on their face when i try to explain.
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