How quaint the ways of Paradox!– The Pirates of Penzance
At common sense she gaily mocks!
If you have a list of lists
that do not list themselves,
then that list must list itself,
because it doesn’t contain itself.
However, if it lists itself,
it then contains itself,
meaning it cannot list itself.
some sets, such as the set of all teacups,
are not members of themselves.
other sets, such as the set of all non-teacups,
are members of themselves.
Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Bertrand Russell was a philosopher
and a socialist.
so there you go.
the paradox confounds
and I am