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the Berry Paradox

“Berry's paradox involves describing something using a description whose form is in apparent contradiction with the meaning of the description.” (Peter H. Roosen-Runge)

“The first number not nameable in under ten words”

Gregory Chaitin in Complexity 1:1 (1995), pp. 26-30 http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/CDMTCS/chaitin/unm2.html

berry_paradox.txt · Last modified: 2007/07/12 17:13 by nik