>It will be there undoing, as its a catch 22.
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>The title of Joseph Heller's novel, written in 1953 and published in 1961, (properly titled 'Catch-22' - with a hyphen). The first chapter was also published in a magazine in 1955, under the title 'Catch-18'.
>The paradox is presented as the trap that confined members of the US Air Force. In logical terms the 'catch' was that, by applying for exemption from highly dangerous bombing missions on the grounds of insanity, the applicant proved himself to be sane (after all, that's what any sane person would do). If anyone applied to fly they would be considered insane. Either way; sane or insane, they were sent on the missions. This might be described logically as, 'damned if you do and damned if you don't', 'the vicious circle', 'a chicken and egg situation', or 'heads I win, tails you lose'.
>In the book, this is explained thus:
>Yossarian looked at him soberly and tried another approach.
>"Is Orr crazy?"
>"He sure is," Doc Daneeka said.
>"Can you ground him?"
>"I sure can. But first he has to ask me to. That's part of the rule."
>"Then why doesn't he ask you to?"
>"Because he's crazy," Doc Daneeka said. >"He has to be crazy to keep flying combat missions after all the close calls he's had. Sure, I can ground Orr. But first he has to ask me to."
>"That's all he has to do to be grounded?"
>"That's all. Let him ask me."
>"And then you can ground him?" Yossarian asked.
>"No. Then I can't ground him."
>"You mean there's a catch?"
>"Sure there's a catch," Doc Daneeka replied. "Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't really crazy."Post too long. Click here to view the full text.