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Raymond Smullyan


American mathematician, a logician and a magician.
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Raymond Smullyan
From what little was known about the subject, insincerity itself was regarded as another form of psychosis but one which was exceedingly rare.
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Medical opinions differed as to the cause of this "humor" disease.
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If it is really true that you cannot resist them, then you are not sinning of your own free will and hence (at least according to me) not sinning at all.




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Humor could not flourish in a wholly serious and rational atmosphere.
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I have free will, but not of my own choice. I have never freely chosen to have free will. I have to have free will, whether I like it or not!
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There is nothing like a naturalistic orientation to dispel all these morbid thoughts of "sin" and "free will" and "moral responsibility."
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Metaphysical problems about "mind" versus "matter" arise only from epistemological confusions.
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I believe that either Jupiter has life or it doesn't. But I neither believe that it does, nor do I believe that it doesn't.
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Of course the falsity of the fact that you believe it is red implies that you don't believe it is red. But this does not mean that you believe it is not red!
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Why should I worry about dying? It's not going to happen in my lifetime!
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