Break yourself in half and only eat one half. If that half grows to double its size you have your answer.

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YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It"s a paradox.

No it"s not, the answer is you"d disappear, simple as that.


YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It"s a paradox.

No it"s not, the answer is you"d disappear, simple as that.

You can"t eat your own mouth.


Matter can not be erased, only changed into different forms. So neither, you"d stay the same size but you wouldn"t disappear. Food doesn"t disappear it just adds to your mass but since you are eating your own mass you would just change form, not size. In this case becoming a pile of chewed up meat. But it"s also impossible to eat your entire self since you"d be dead long before you finished...what an odd question.


YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It"s a paradox.

No it"s not, the answer is you"d disappear, simple as that.

You can"t eat your own mouth.

You sure as hell don"t get twice the size lol


If you ate your finger for an example... you wouldn"t digest it in a way so that you"d add 100% of its mass to your own.You would only be able to extract a trivial amount of mass from the finger. So you wouldn"t become twice as large. Its impossible (as mentioned) to eat ones self entirely. So, neither...


Enemybird: It is a scientific principle, its like asking me for an example of gravity in nature. Still in this case it is a bizarre question so there is nothing like this in nature. You could say that if something eats something else whole, then it is similar. The entire mass of the two organisms is now in the eater. In the case of eating yourself you would be taking all of your own mas and converting it into another form of mass without any change overall except that which comes from the entropy of a living being.


I feel like I could probably find an image which would answer that question for us, but if I posted it, I would get banned.

I"m guessing you would be less than half eaten before you died...unless you used many tourniquets to keep yourself from bleeding out, but you would still probably die from shock...unless you gave yourself morphine or something...in which case you could probably only eat all the meat off of one leg before your stomach would be completely full. Are you bulimic in this scenario because otherwise I think that is as far as you get.

Well, that was gross.


Enemybird: It is a scientific principle, its like asking me for an example of gravity in nature. Still in this case it is a bizarre question so there is nothing like this in nature. You could say that if something eats something else whole, then it is similar. The entire mass of the two organisms is now in the eater. In the case of eating yourself you would be taking all of your own mass and converting it into another form of mass without any change overall except that which comes from the entropy of a living being.

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Its a principle that doesn"t apply correctly. I asked you to find and example in nature because as you know the act of eating is a metabolic function. If you were able to eat yourself, energy would be expended. Even more so because your are eating yourself. The overall mass would be smaller. There isnt an example in nature where energy isn"t loss.