# Thread: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

1. ## If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes then doesn't that proof mean you can?

Elaboration: You can not cover all possible outcomes(You can not cover all possible outcomes.) = a possible outcome where you can cover all possible outcomes.

2. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

I manage to get a fork to my mouth when needed does this work for you.

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## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Originally Posted by ki4jgt
If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes then doesn't that proof mean you can?

Elaboration: You can not cover all possible outcomes(You can not cover all possible outcomes.) = a possible outcome where you can cover all possible outcomes.
If we accept that all outcomes are potential and possible, then indeed one of the possible outcomes is that you can cover all possibilities. However, we also have to accept that another of the possible outcomes is that you cannot cover all possibilities.

Thus, I believe, if the aim of the exercise is to cover all possible outcomes, then the fact that one of the possibilities is that all possible outcomes are not covered means that Einstiens' position is correct, and it is not possible to cover all outcomes. Which of course, invalidates the possible outcome that all outcomes can be covered, which means as this possibility s no longer possible, we don't need to account for it and as such we have covered all possibilities. Which then Disproves Einstein. Which isn't possible, is it?

4. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Originally Posted by ki4jgt
If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes then doesn't that proof mean you can?

Elaboration: You can not cover all possible outcomes(You can not cover all possible outcomes.) = a possible outcome where you can cover all possible outcomes.
No.

5. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Nope, twisting the semantics does not change the intent of the message.

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## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

What is the definition of "cover" in the case of Einstein's proof.

7. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Originally Posted by ki4jgt
If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes then doesn't that proof mean you can?

Elaboration: You can not cover all possible outcomes(You can not cover all possible outcomes.) = a possible outcome where you can cover all possible outcomes.
You assume that an {outcome where you can cover all possible outcomes} is possible.

Besides: do you have a link to whatever you say Einstein proved?

8. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Einstein said time is relative but all my relatives make excuses for being late.

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## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Covering all possible outcomes introduces a new outcome that need be covered, and so on, and so forth, in a recursive fashion. That's the mental equivalent of :(){ :|: & };: (don't run that).

10. ## Re: If Einstein proved you can't cover all possible outcomes (Paradox)

Originally Posted by bryncoles
If we accept that all outcomes are potential and possible, then indeed one of the possible outcomes is that you can cover all possibilities. However, we also have to accept that another of the possible outcomes is that you cannot cover all possibilities.

Thus, I believe, if the aim of the exercise is to cover all possible outcomes, then the fact that one of the possibilities is that all possible outcomes are not covered means that Einstiens' position is correct, and it is not possible to cover all outcomes. Which of course, invalidates the possible outcome that all outcomes can be covered, which means as this possibility s no longer possible, we don't need to account for it and as such we have covered all possibilities. Which then Disproves Einstein. Which isn't possible, is it?
If I could I would upvote this.
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