History Main / LogicBomb

25th May '16 4:49:34 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Midwives of Discord have the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNtSAQDh8J4 "Graphene"]] which features the following lyrics in the chorus:
--> ''You cannot love someone else until you learn to accept yourself.''
-->''You cannot accept yourself until you're loved by somebody else.''
** Which is not really an example, because it's not actually recursive. (And, absent any axiom that there exists at least one person who loves someone else and/or accepts themself, there's no contradiction even if it was recursive.)
22nd May '16 1:02:23 PM dotchan
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* The 3rd century BC Chinese book ''Han Feizi'' has a story about a man who boasts that his spears are so sharp no shield can stop them, and that his shields are so tough that no spear can pierce them. The man to whom he's making the sales pitch asks "So what happens when your spear strikes your shield?", to which the seller has no answer. This story is the origin for the Chinese word for "paradox", which is literally written as "spear-shield".

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* The 3rd century BC Chinese book ''Han Feizi'' has a story about a man who boasts that his spears are so sharp no shield can stop them, and that his shields are so tough that no spear can pierce them. The man to whom he's making the sales pitch asks "So what happens when your spear strikes your shield?", to which the seller has no answer. This story is the origin for the Chinese word for "paradox", "paradox/contradiction", which is literally written as "spear-shield".
15th May '16 9:00:29 AM Lenoxus
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "M. Night Shaym-Aliens", Rick, trapped in a simulation, attempts to overload it by issuing increasingly complex dance instructions to a crowd. [[Spoiler: It works, but this turns out to be part of ''another'' simulation, which is inside yet another one]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "M. Night Shaym-Aliens", Rick, trapped in a simulation, attempts to overload it by issuing increasingly complex dance instructions to a crowd. [[Spoiler: It [[spoiler:It works, but this turns out to be part of ''another'' simulation, which is inside yet another one]].
15th May '16 8:58:31 AM Lenoxus
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "M. Night Shaym-Aliens", Rick, trapped in a simulation, attempts to overload it by issuing increasingly complex dance instructions to a crowd. [[Spoiler: It works, but this turns out to be part of ''another'' simulation, which is inside yet another one]].
10th May '16 10:10:56 AM Omeganian
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** Much later in the time line, in Asimov's novel ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn'', a preeminent roboticist remarks to the protagonist that such a thing could never happen "now" (well, unless you are a robot designer who spends a few hours talking the robot to death) because modern robots are advanced enough to tell which choice is ''more'' harmful, and if it can't decide then, there's always the coin flip. He even dismisses the story of Herbie as a myth, [[spoiler:though he in fact had a mind-reading if more advanced robot living under his roof, which actually psychically enhanced his skepticism to keep itself safe.]]

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** Much later in the time line, in Asimov's novel ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn'', a preeminent roboticist remarks to the protagonist that such a thing could never happen "now" (well, unless you are a robot designer who spends a few hours talking the robot to death) because modern robots are advanced enough to tell which choice is ''more'' harmful, and if it can't decide then, there's always the coin flip.flip. That's actually what the plot of the book is about; a robot he designed apparently ''has'' been shut down that way, and no one but him would have managed to pull it off, and that on a good day. He even dismisses the story of Herbie as a myth, [[spoiler:though he in fact had a mind-reading if more advanced robot living under his roof, which actually psychically enhanced his skepticism to keep itself safe.]]
5th May '16 2:40:50 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A metaphysical example in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': To defeat an enemy witch, Beatrice the witch [[spoiler:apparently]] suicidally denies the existence of witches in the LanguageOfTruth. The result looked like a detonating Logic Bomb.

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* A metaphysical example in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': To defeat an enemy witch, Beatrice the witch [[spoiler:apparently]] suicidally denies the existence of witches in the LanguageOfTruth. The result looked like a detonating Logic Bomb.
5th May '16 5:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': [[spoiler:Cinnibar Breneka both [[FounderOfTheKingdom created the Shakara Federation]] and [[GenocideFromTheInside destroyed it]].]] He temporarily defuses the computerized hivemind of the Shakara, which was programmed to destroy the enemies of the Shakara, by pointing out that [[spoiler:as the last Shakara]] they’re compelled to serve him.
2nd May '16 10:25:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: S.A.F.E.T.Y.", WellIntentionedExtremist politician Senator Safety constructs the Safety Bots to get rid of things deemed unsafe for children. However, the robots take this too literally, destroying or confiscating anything that could pose ''any'' iota of a threat to children, including stuffed animals (choking hazard there), dogs (even harmless puppies) and anything related to physical activity. They're even threatening to get rid of adults. Eventually, they destroy themselves when Numbuh Four mentions that ''they'' are threats to children, which they concede makes sense, invoking this Trope.
2nd May '16 9:25:27 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', [[spoiler: Tsali's FaceHeelTurn]] is brought about by one of these when he discovers [[spoiler: Maledict set his transformation into an android in motion]].

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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', [[spoiler: Tsali's FaceHeelTurn]] is brought about by one of these when he discovers [[spoiler: Maledict set his transformation into an android in motion]]. Then, directly afterward, he gets another one when Cosmo forgives him for his genocide against her people in a literal form of EvilCannotComprehendGood.
1st May '16 3:03:12 PM Caspoi
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* In ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' when [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Ahnold]] gets captured by the T-X and reprogrammed to kill John Connor, Connor saves himself by [[spoiler:making the T-800 realize that accomplishing that goal would mean failing its original mission; the logical conflict between the two causes the T-800 to destroy a truck instead of Connor, then shut itself down. He gets better, [[HeroicSacrifice briefly]].]]

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* In ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' when [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Ahnold]] Arnold]] gets captured by the T-X and reprogrammed to kill John Connor, Connor saves himself by [[spoiler:making the T-800 realize that accomplishing that goal would mean failing its original mission; the logical conflict between the two causes the T-800 to destroy a truck instead of Connor, then shut itself down. He gets better, [[HeroicSacrifice briefly]].]]
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