This is probably the simplest paradox out there and it still confuses me, here it is.

The sentence below is true.

The sentence above is false.

I've known about this one for a few years and it has troubled me ever since. Can someone try and find a solution so I can finally rest?

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, nope. This is not a puzzle, it's just a self-negation, which makes it off-topic for PSE. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Mar 29 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ how is it not a paradox, it seems to be infinitely looping? $\endgroup$ Mar 29 at 21:48
  • $\begingroup$ it seems to be an infinitely looping question. $\endgroup$ Mar 29 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ You could simply say "this sentence is false". This wiki page contains more informations. $\endgroup$
    – WhatsUp
    Mar 29 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ heres the thing about that, if you just say "this sentence is false" if you proceed, it will say "this sentence is true" which means it is true that the sentence is true. $\endgroup$ Mar 29 at 21:56

There is no "solution." If one is true, it automatically contradicts the entire thing. That's the point of a paradox. This is something that's known as a liar's paradox, which you can learn more about here.

  • $\begingroup$ see, it is a paradox. $\endgroup$ Mar 29 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ oh no, my default font is still wingdings XD, whats the gist of the page? $\endgroup$ Mar 29 at 21:51

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