11 August 2008

There will be a surprise!

I have on my desk a note from a neighbor which has the aforementioned statement written and circled at the top. I fear the presence of this sentence automagically renders it false. Comments are welcome. Compare and contrast to the following pair of sentences:

The following sentence is false. The preceeding sentence is true.

Footnote: I think I first came across this pair in Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.

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