A HAPPY WINTER 2019 TO EVERYBODY !
You are working hard and you need to relax! The International Paraconsistent Association (IPA - registrated Chouraty) offers free holidays to the
Island of Inconsistency
to the first who will guess who is the author of the following declaration:
The second reason why the death penalty must be done away with is that it has never repressed crime; for crime is every day committed at the foot of the scaffold. This punishment is to be got rid of, in a word, because it would be difficult to conceive of a poorer calculation than this, by which a man is put to death for having killed another: under the present arrangement the obvious result is not one man the less but, of a sudden, two; such arithmetic is in use only amongst headsmen and fools.
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WINNER OF THE PREVIOUS CONTEST
The previous declaration was the following:
The more we see of the world, the more we see it abounding in contradictions and inconsistencies. To begin with the Grand Turk: he orders every head that he dislikes struck off, and can very rarely preserve his own.
The author is:
François-Marie Arouet a.k.a. Voltaire (1694-1778)
Gaia Belardinelli, from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the winner.
We wish you pleasant holidays Gaia on the island of inconsistencies, have a look at "books" and "papers" to have nice readings while on the Island !