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Old 10-30-2005, 01:29 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by The writers of Wiki Article: Ravens_paradox
Now comes the problem. The statement "all ravens are black" is logically equivalent to the statement "all non-black-things are non-ravens". If we observe a red apple, that is consistent with that statement. A red apple is a non-black-thing, and when we examine it, we observe that it is a non-raven. So by the principle of induction, observing a red apple should increase our belief that all ravens are black! This problem has been summarized (derived from a poem by Gelett Burgess) as:
What about a black log? :? :?
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Old 10-30-2005, 02:07 PM   #22
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What if the raven had no feathers?
If it had no feathers, it would not be black, and would so mean that it is not a raven.
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:25 PM   #23
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Yeah, and do you think a swallow would be able to naturally disperse a coconut throughout the world by carrying it across large bodies of water?
What about a fat crow?
Or a yellow-bellied sapsucker?
Or a scurvy pelican?
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Is it an African or European swallow?
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