Self Referential Sentences

Monday, 05 December 2011   |   Creativity Games

Mobius StripThis week we're creating in loops.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Use one of them to create a sentence that is self referential or a paradox. (See strategy below for some examples.)

  • giant
  • architect
  • saw

Challenge:  There is no challenge this week.  The main game is tough enough.

Strategy: These Self referential sentences and paradoxes actually require a bit of thought to generate.  They are an illogical thing which is normally quite theoretical (ie it is a pure thought experiment).  As such they are good mental exercise.  Great for keeping your mind in shape.

Here are some examples:

  • This sentence is false.
  • If this sentence didn't exist, someone would have invented it.
  • This sentence contains thirty-eight letters.
  • It is opposite day today.
  • I know that I know nothing at all.


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