The Instigator
ISHALLANNOYYO2
Pro (for)
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The Contender
OllerupMand
Con (against)
Winning
18 Points

This Statement is False

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after 5 votes the winner is...
OllerupMand
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/21/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,914 times Debate No: 25749
Debate Rounds (2)
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Votes (5)

 

ISHALLANNOYYO2

Pro

2 Rounds. First is acceptance. Go.
OllerupMand

Con

I would really like to see where this is going, so I accept the debate.
Debate Round No. 1
ISHALLANNOYYO2

Pro

I Agree that this statement is false. please disprove it.
OllerupMand

Con

The sentence "This Statement is False" is neither false nor is it true.

You can see this very simply by first accepting the statement is true, but the statement say it is false.
Then we look at the statement is as false, but if the statement that say it is false is false, then it must be true.

This bring us to a paradox where the sentence is neither false nor true and it is widely known as the liar paradox. 1)

1) http://www.logicalparadoxes.info... and http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Voice_O_Reason 4 years ago
Voice_O_Reason
Pro is a wannabe troll douche
Posted by Polaris 4 years ago
Polaris
Con is not supporting his stated position.
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Vote Placed by Chicken 4 years ago
Chicken
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Reasons for voting decision: The statement is neither false nor true, thus con wins
Vote Placed by Clash 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con successfully proved that the sentence "This statement is false" is neither false nor true. Thus, the argument point goes to Con.
Vote Placed by hghppjfan 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con Pretty much won this one. Good luck to the both of you.
Vote Placed by wiploc 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con at least argued. Pro never even tried to meet his burden of proof.
Vote Placed by socialpinko 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The fact that the statement will be false if it is true but then true if it is false and so on makes the statement essentially meaningless and meaningless statements can't be true or false. Since being meaningless is not the same as being false, Con wins on arguments.