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- Apr 20, 2011
Speaking as a completely third party objective with absolutely no personal interest in the matter, no you carry over the other two are out.
Theorem: a thing can both 1) be itself & 2) be greater than itself.
1. Rock > scissor
2. Scissor > paper
3. Paper > rock
4. [through the law of transitivity] ==> rock > rock
And thereby, a thing can both be itself and greater than itself at the same time
I never really understood the logic behind the game Rock, Paper, Scissors, a lot of it just doesn't make sense.
Firstly, how it is assumed that these things somehow 'beat' each other. If you take a rock and a pair of scissors and place them next to each other, you can come back the next day and find them both intact and they will not have moved. Things do not move if no force is applied to them, let alone get up and fight each other.
Secondly, which things have been decided to 'beat' which other things. It is beyond me to understand how a sheet of paper could possibly 'beat' a rock in any sense imagineable other than for writing on or making paper aeroplanes. If the two are left there on their own, nothing will happen. If they are wielded by two different people who use them as weapons in a fight, the person with a rock would have an advantage and it would be able to tear through a piece of paper were it thrown at one.
But of course, as always, I overanalyze things and it's just a game.