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Old 06-30-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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The Paradox of Paradox Lake

FYI: if anyone is in the area over the next day or so and wants to see something neat, the paradox of Paradox Lake is happening right now. The Schroon River is up so high that the Paradox Lake outlet has reversed direction. Water from the river is flowing up the outlet, over the dam, and into the lake... The outlet is now an inlet!

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Doesn't happen often!
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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That's why its called Paradox Lake!
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The Paradox of Paradox Lake

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That's why its called Paradox Lake!
Really? Huh. I always thought that it was because there were two ducks on the lake when the first European person got there...

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Really? Huh. I always thought that it was because there were two ducks on the lake when the first European person got there...

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No, no, no...It's because there were two Ph.D's on the lake when the first European person got there.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:23 PM   #6
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This is getting out of hand....

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Old 07-02-2017, 10:36 PM   #7
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I had always thought it must have to do with Zeno's paradox which says that it is impossible to arrive anywhere, and that the lake had never been reached. I've certainly never been there myself.

Speaking of paradoxes I once got a fortune in a fortune cookie that said "Infinite patience produces immediate results" and I have never been able to figure that concept out.

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No, no, no...It's because there were two Ph.D's on the lake when the first European person got there.
I thought it was two wooden platforms, both with boats moored to them.
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This is getting out of hand....
Agreed!
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Really? Huh. I always thought that it was because there were two ducks on the lake when the first European person got there...

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Interesting comment, any others????
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Agreed!
As the saying goes, a bird out of the hand is worth two out of the bush.

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As the saying goes, a bird out of the hand is worth two out of the bush.

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Another saying, (one of my favorites) is that we can become educated beyond our intelligence.
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I had always thought it must have to do with Zeno's paradox which says that it is impossible to arrive anywhere, and that the lake had never been reached. I've certainly never been there myself.
But according to the Firesign theater paradox if you lived here you'd be home by now.
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Another saying, (one of my favorites) is that we can become educated beyond our intelligence.
I never even graduated from kindergarten, so I think the source of my derangement must lie elsewhere.

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But according to the Firesign theater paradox if you lived here you'd be home by now.
I've never heard of that one but it sounds very interesting. Is the 'here' in this case where you are, or Paradox Lake, or somewhere else?
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I've never heard of that one but it sounds very interesting. Is the 'here' in this case where you are, or Paradox Lake, or somewhere else?
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How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Ca...nywhere_at_All

It only makes sense if you're 19 years old and have smoked way too much dope.
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As the saying goes, a bird out of the hand is worth two out of the bush.

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Or to quote Gallagher, "The guy who says a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ain't been putting his bird in the right bushes."
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:30 PM   #19
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I know the spot you are talking about very well, caught many nice bass thru there. I have seen it reverse a few times. Mike
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