How To Fight Existential Terror (Totally Unrelated to Paradoxes)

To many people, learning about the universe can be terrifying. Everything is so big, and it can make you feel insignificant. Religion is one way around this problem. If you think that a god is on your side, the size of the universe isn't scary. But I'm Atheist, and that's not about to change. But … Continue reading How To Fight Existential Terror (Totally Unrelated to Paradoxes)

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Boltzmann brains

This is, far and away, the most unsettling paradox I have covered here. If you are easily upset by thinking about philosophical, existential creepiness, you probably shouldn’t read this. You have been warned.   So. The universe. You know the one. Big place, lots of room, with black holes and stars and planets and stuff. … Continue reading Boltzmann brains