„Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.“

—  Edsger Dijkstra, (Refering to his conclusion to the Barber paradox or Russell's paradox.) Dijkstra (1985) Where is Russell's paradox? http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD09xx/EWD923a.html (EWD 923A).
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