A and B make statements as follows ( hopefully not when in Court! )
A To tell the truth, I was lying.
B. Tell a lie, I was telling the truth.
Who is telling the truth?
A admits he was lying.when he said whatever he said.
B admits that when he said he was telling the truth, he was lying. So it is
likely that he:
(a) lied in the first place
(b) then lied again by asserting that what he originally said was the truth.
P.S. How can you tell if a lie-detector is not working?
I suggest you feed into the lie detector a statement about yourself which … Read More »
While de-cluttering, I found a leaflet from 2007 called Sing London which I only obtained when the festival was nearly over. I had attended only part of a singing workshop lasting an hour, then attended a concert in a church in Barnes at which I had hoped actually to sing.
I see that I could have sung “What shall we do with the drunken sailor?” on HMS Belfast, joined a “mass vocal jam” in a courtyard, attended a singing workshop in Handel House, sung football songs at Arsenal football ground, sung songs about food at a branch of Waitrose, joined a … Read More »
The comedian Tim Vine has a joke about a man told to stop apologising who says “Sorry, it’s a bad habit of mine- I’m really sorry about it”, but once when at a disciplinary meeting at work, because I had been seen shaving in one of the firm’s toilets, I could not apologise enough.
Every time that my manager told me to shave at home before coming to work and I apologised, he repeated himself thus forcing me to apologise yet again, and I still feel annoyed after 12 years that I was made to keep on apologising in this way, … Read More »
I have always thought I am a good thinker, and have a small
replica of the sculpture called The Thinker by Rodin from
someone who also thought I was a good thinker.
But I have always thought I think too much, and too many
thoughts can cause confusion.
I thought I would try meditation,but found that it was not a form
of thinking, but a way of getting away from thinking. Having said
that, I believe Descartes when he said “I think, therefore I am”, so
you must always be thinking even if you don’t think you are thinking.
But I could not stop thinking and be still, so … Read More »