Guys, this is a public service announcement: infinity is CRAZY. Infinity is BIG. In fact it is SO BIG that when you’re talking about it, you TRIP over PARADOXES like they are LEGO pieces and BOXES in your house in the middle of the night when you just want to PEE. One of the many … Continue reading Hilbert’s Paradox of the Grand Hotel
I was delighted yesterday to find this comment from Jose underneath my Paradox of Choice description. It is at least 100X more insightful and interesting than the post itself, and I thought I might post it up here, so all three of you can see it, lol. "Grocery stores have researched this quite a bit. … Continue reading FOLLOW UP: Paradox of Choice
Ok, here’s the deal. I want to cover the Paradox of Choice, because I think it’s a really cool concept to have in your head. However, in the course of researching it, I discovered that there isn’t a ton of experimental evidence supporting it. So, take this with a grain of salt. I’ll do a … Continue reading Paradox of Choice
I live near Seattle Washington, and this Saturday I attended Vegfest, a vegan/vegetarian event in Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. While I am not a vegetarian (yet; one of these days I want to make the leap), it was fun to try all the samples and learn about different recipes. It also got me thinking about … Continue reading The Meat Paradox
I originally posted this article on the Imzy community around Christmas. I planned to post it here after I edited the Christmas stuff out of it, but I think it's more fun this way. Brand-new paradox coming this Wednesday! Zeno’s paradoxes are some of the oldest in the book; they were written around 450 bc. Traditionally, … Continue reading Zeno’s Paradox (Christmas Edition)
I am electrified by the number of people interested in my writing; more than 500 people visited today! I'm so glad to be helping you understand amazing paradoxes, and I hope we can keep this momentum going! Please share this site with your friends, however you can. Let's make the whole world go, "Wait, what? … Continue reading Oh. My. Gosh.
In the Crocodile Paradox, a woman is crossing a bridge over a swamp when she trips and drops her baby into the water. The titular crocodile, hungry and mean, grabs the baby and climbs onto the bridge.