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60-Second Adventures in Thought
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60-Second Adventures in Thought - Achilles and the Tortoise

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

This ancient mathematical trickery posits that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise. Zeno of Elea (born c. 490 BCE) is the author of this and other paradoxes.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Grandfather Paradox

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

The more you think about it, the more complex time travel seems! This video explains a key paradox that is one of the main reasons for this.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Chinese Room

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

John Searle's thought experiment, called "The Chinese Room," presents an argument against the idea that computers could ever be truly intelligent.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Hilbert's Infinite Hotel

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

If a hotel with an infinite number of rooms has an infinite number of guests, how could it free up space when new guests arrive? Hilbert's “Grand Hotel” paradox has fascinated mathematicians, physicists, philosophers, and theologians, as it encourages another way of thinking about the notion of infinity.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - The Twin Paradox

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

How can one brother travel into space and return younger than his twin? In just sixty seconds, a startling side effect of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is explained to us.

60-Second Adventures in Thought - Schrödinger's Cat

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

Schrodinger’s hypothetical experiment involved putting an unfortunate cat into a box with a Geiger counter and a vial of deadly poison. Until the box was opened, the cat could be said to be alive, or dead… or possibly in both of these states simultaneously.

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