**In 1952, Harvard University honored the Logician Kurt Godel with an award that read: [For] ‘The discovery of the most significant mathematical truth of the century.’**

**The award was for Kurt Godel’s seminal paper: ‘***On formally undecidable propositions of Principia Mathematica and related systems*.’

**Godel proved that the consistency of any Formal System cannot be proven using the methods of that System without simultaneously violating the basis of consistency of that System itself [There were other issues such as ‘Completeness’. But this will do for now.]**

**Can you sniff the Self-Loop? **

**A Theorem which itself drew upon the work of Jules Richard and others and went forward in seminal revelations that have hugely influenced modern computer, information and cognitive theories [as with the work of Alan Turing and numerous less famous mathematicians].**

**In a footnote to his paper Godel notes: ‘***Any Epistemological Antinomy, such as the ‘Liar’s Paradox’ could be used for a similar proof’*. Godel’s resolution relies on the form of a famously curious shout by Epimenides the Cretan who declared: ‘All Cretans are liars!’

**‘All Cretans are liars’ is close. It would be closer if, unless you happen to be a Cretan yourself, it read: ‘All men and women are liars’, for then it would include you, the observer, in any interpretation of this claim. A full-blooded Self-Eating Expression.**

**A Self-Eating Expression is meant to be unwound sequentially in the ‘Backward Step’. It is not to be stared at as a static logical complexity [which is the way it has been treated in the professional literature]. That just sinks you deeper into the swamp.**

**The ‘Liar’s Paradox’ is a paradox only because we don’t know if Epimenides is a liar or not. He is neither. This might be more transparent if: ‘All Cretans are liars’ is replaced with: ‘All Words are false’ which denies you the ability to extract yourself out of the loop and pronounce on its truth or falsity.**

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