Reply To: The Pinocchio Paradox

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The Pinocchio paradox was proposed in February 2001 by 11 year old Veronique Eldridge-Smith. Veronique is the daughter of Dr. Peter Eldridge-Smith, who works for Australian National University and specializes in Logic and the Philosophy of Logic. Peter Eldridge-Smith explained the liar paradox to Veronique and Veronique’s older brother, and asked the children to come up with their own versions of the famous paradox. In a few minutes Veronique suggested: \"Pinocchio says ‘My nose will be growing’\". Dr. Eldridge-Smith liked the formulation of the paradox suggested by his daughter and wrote an article on the subject. The article was published in the journal Analysis, and the Pinocchio paradox became popularized on the web.[/quote:3heb0isq]