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[07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

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[07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby crazylyle » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:11 pm

Panel 1: Okay Killer, What do you want for your last meal?
Panel 2: The Executioner.

But wait doesn't this create a paradox?

If he eats the executioner, then that person is dead and can't be the executioner -- some other person will have to step in to be the executioner.
Which means that the person he did get is not the executioner and therefore,
should not be the person that he gets. Which means that he lives, and can be the executioner,
which means ...
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby hussam » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:32 pm

Not really. After he is eaten, he doesn't continue to exist while not being the executioner anymore. This breaks the loop.
"Anymore" is the keyword here.

The debate is whether "eat the executioner" includes future ones. Since at the time of the last wish, subsequent executioners were not "the" executioner, is he allowed to eat them as well or not?
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby Manny2510 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:49 am

This is why I support the Deaf penalty.
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby TNParrottHead » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:18 pm

If the executioner (pictured on the table in the comic) causes his flesh to become poisonous (or otherwise lethal*) to the condemned, then no paradox occurs.

*e.g. by ingesting known allergens
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby francois » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:53 pm

Your are condemned to be force feeded executioners to death.
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:52 am

Eating the executioner, [insert oral sex joke here]. But, on a more serious note, it also doesn't have to be lethal- you can cut off a piece of the executioner (probably a forearm or something, although a clever executioner can stuff a minced cancer tumor into a hollowed out appendix and a call it sausage) without killing them, if you suture the wound back up.
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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby gguest » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:22 pm

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Re: [07-24-2016] Creates a Paradox

Postby hussam » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:49 pm

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