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# Multiple Choice question

 Posts: 5,693 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PMPosted: 7 years agoIf you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
 Posts: 5,923 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 5:51:28 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%Epsilon: There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero... never gets to see that ending. They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith.
 Posts: 9,514 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 6:06:43 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%There is no correct answer, not even 0%. If we choose 25% because there are four option, then that is obviously not the case because we have a 50% chance of choosing 25% due to two instances of it occurring. If we choose 50% then we are wrong because we have only a 25% chance of choosing the answer 50%. From this could then conclude that there is no correct answer, and thus choose 0%, but we would still be incorrect because we have a 25% chance of choosing 0% in that case, thus making 25% the correct answer. Whichever answer you prove decides which answer is correct, which decides which answer you choose, and so on and so on."Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation." - Joseph de Maistre - "Woe that I live in bitter days, As God is setting like a sun And in his place, as lord and slave, Man raises forth his heinous throne." - Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn - Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
 Posts: 1,321 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 6:12:04 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 6:06:43 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:At 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%There is no correct answer, not even 0%. If we choose 25% because there are four option, then that is obviously not the case because we have a 50% chance of choosing 25% due to two instances of it occurring. If we choose 50% then we are wrong because we have only a 25% chance of choosing the answer 50%. From this could then conclude that there is no correct answer, and thus choose 0%, but we would still be incorrect because we have a 25% chance of choosing 0% in that case, thus making 25% the correct answer. Whichever answer you prove decides which answer is correct, which decides which answer you choose, and so on and so on.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"So you want me to go to the judge with 'unit, corps, God, country'?" - A Few Good Men "And the hits just keep on comin'." -A Few Good Men
 Posts: 6,774 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:13:21 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%Well generally there should be a 25% chance since there's four options, however there's two 25%'s so the answer should be 50%. But if the answer's 50%, then there's only a 25% chance you'll get it right and we're back at the beginning. So it's a paradox which means it's impossible to get right, so there's a 0% chance of getting it right. Except 0% is one of the options which brings us back to a 25% chance. Sh!t. Double paradox."Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
 Posts: 14,451 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:16:00 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%B?#StandWithBossy #TheMadmanWasUnbanned
 Posts: 44,679 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:27:49 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%I choose E. Yes. E. That is my answer.
 Posts: 44,679 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:29:00 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%Oh fvck... variable change... I can't believe I forgot this sh!t. B. I choose B.
 Posts: 13,530 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:45:21 PMPosted: 7 years agoI choose C, because there is no correct answer, so my answer has a zero percent chance of being correct in the OVERALL sense.
 Posts: 6,774 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 9:49:48 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 9:45:21 PM, dylancatlow wrote:I choose C, because there is no correct answer, so my answer has a zero percent chance of being correct in the OVERALL sense.But there's a 25% chance of getting C which means a 25% chance of getting it right instead of zero. It's a paradox."Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
 Posts: 2,855 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 10:14:39 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 9:16:00 PM, bossyburrito wrote:At 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%B?So, there are 3 answers listed, and thus only three possibilities, but there are still 4 choices in a random draw, so the answer is somewhere between 25-33%, but the arithmetic of how to get to the exact right answer escapes me at the moment.War is over, if you want it. Meet Dr. Stupid and his assistants - http://www.debate.org...
 Posts: 13,530 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 10:17:37 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 9:49:48 PM, phantom wrote:At 3/26/2013 9:45:21 PM, dylancatlow wrote:I choose C, because there is no correct answer, so my answer has a zero percent chance of being correct in the OVERALL sense.But there's a 25% chance of getting C which means a 25% chance of getting it right instead of zero. It's a paradox.Then it wouldn't be correct (0 wouldn't be, I mean). See what I mean? It's right because it's wrong.
 Posts: 6,774 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 10:23:06 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 10:17:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:At 3/26/2013 9:49:48 PM, phantom wrote:At 3/26/2013 9:45:21 PM, dylancatlow wrote:I choose C, because there is no correct answer, so my answer has a zero percent chance of being correct in the OVERALL sense.But there's a 25% chance of getting C which means a 25% chance of getting it right instead of zero. It's a paradox.Then it wouldn't be correct (0 wouldn't be, I mean). See what I mean? It's right because it's wrong.Yes, that's why it's a paradox."Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
 Posts: 21,953 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 10:24:33 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 5:39:37 PM, DanT wrote:If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?A. 25%B. 50%C. 0%D. 25%A or DThe extinction of the species is worse than the extinction of the nation, which is worse than the extinction of the tribe, which is worse than the extinction of the family, which is worse than the extinction of the individual. The second he reverses that list of priorities, he becomes a coward, and would be summarily disposed of by any civilized society that values its own survival.
 Posts: 13,530 Add as FriendChallenge to a DebateSend a Message 3/26/2013 10:27:28 PMPosted: 7 years agoAt 3/26/2013 10:23:06 PM, phantom wrote:At 3/26/2013 10:17:37 PM, dylancatlow wrote:At 3/26/2013 9:49:48 PM, phantom wrote:At 3/26/2013 9:45:21 PM, dylancatlow wrote:I choose C, because there is no correct answer, so my answer has a zero percent chance of being correct in the OVERALL sense.But there's a 25% chance of getting C which means a 25% chance of getting it right instead of zero. It's a paradox.Then it wouldn't be correct (0 wouldn't be, I mean). See what I mean? It's right because it's wrong.Yes, that's why it's a paradox.Yes, but there's still a zero percent chance the answer is correct because there is no correct answer at all, so the answer is C (there is a zero percent chance you are correct).