Interesting number paradox

November 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

There is a paradox which states that all natural numbers (1, 2, 3, 4. . .) are “interesting”. You can prove this to be true by contradiction. If there were uninteresting numbers, there would be a smallest uninteresting number – but the smallest uninteresting number is itself interesting, thus producing a contradiction.

Another paradox:
This sentence contradicts itself – no actually it doesn’t.
– Douglas Hofstadter

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