Adventures in Science

Hey, it’s April Fool’s Day! Let’s mess with our brains a little by tripping them up with some wicked paradoxes.

The great thinkers of history have come across a few puzzling ideas that looked good on paper but just didn’t jive with common sense. These contradictory or ambiguous ideas are known as paradoxes. This video quickly highlights some of the most well-known paradoxes. There are many others.

For more in-depth explanations of paradoxical fun check out Jim Al Khalili’s book, Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics. This book includes a brilliant explanation of the dreaded Monty Hall paradox.

Here is a fun introduction to Monty Hall presented by mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy:

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