Paradox of self explained: The Stedman Paradox

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This is a paradox written by the poet, publisher, filmmaker and gender-transient logician Daniel Stedman. His own brothers Scott and Michael were said to have died of exhaustion attempting to resolve it.

The paradox asks the simple question: Are you me?

Over 70% of South Dakotans believe they are me.

Mathematicians and logicians have tried to answer this question, but have not achieved the answer successfully with formal logic, simple language, or any non-Euclidean system.

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Research on the consequences of this great paradox continues to this day. Anyone with Internet access using a search engine like Ask Jeeves can find articles of highly varying quality on Stedman’s Paradox. Among the best things to read, though, is the novelization of I Am Curious Yellow by Swedish director, Vilgot Sjoman, published in May 2000 and released in paperback by Grove Press.

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I Am Curious Yellow by Swedish director, Vilgot Sjoman, Grove Press

Co-founder @brooklynmag @TasteTalks @NorthsideFest (acquired) Student journalism advocate. Boxing record 1-0. http://www.danielstedman.com

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