Stamatios Gerogiorgakis University of Erfurt, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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There are historical records which say that some of my ancestors lived in Crete until the 17th century. Now, Epimenides and Apostle Paul and many other people whom I trust, say that Cretans are liars. During my military service in a unit full of soldiers of Cretan descent, I came to believe that every Cretan's progeny also loves to lie. Since this, combined with the aforementioned historical records would make me a lover of lie in my eyes, I hope that Cretans always lie in their historical records - therefore that I have no Cretan ancestry after all. Now, my preceding remarks less the hope, are, strictly speaking, a historical record. But then they are either a historical record about a non-Cretan who hopes to say something untrue about his (alleged) Cretan descent, or a historical record of a Cretan, who hopes to say something untrue due to his being a Cretan. Therefore, the hope which I expressed, has the strength of the hope that I am a liar.