Top 20 Paradoxes in everyday life to think about71 items ranked
There are some things in life that we take for granted. We never noticed about these things because we never stop to pause and think about them. But if you will take a second look at them, you will know what I mean. Below is the list of 20 things that I had compiled about the things we take for granted.
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You create a time machine and go back in time and go back to when you go back in time and go back in time with yourself and so forth. What will happen infinet yous?
it is unanswerable
If sometime to come a time machine is invented and they came back to the past, wouldn't the past have a time machine too.
This may prove that the time machine was never and will never be invented.
the sentence after this is true, the sentence before this is false, the sentence before this is true
my mind exploded
If you hypothetically traveled back in time, can you kill your grandfather as a child? If so, then you'd never been born. But if you were never born, then who traveled back in time to kill your grandfather to begin with? And if you didn't go back in time to kill your grandfather because you were never born, then you'd be born. Can you hypothetically go back in time to kill your grandfather now? [Parallel Universes?]
If you made a new years resolution to not keep any new resolutions would you be able to keep it because by not keeping your resolution you are keeping it.
Why do we work to enjoy things we don't get to enjoy because we're working to get these things that we'd like to enjoy?
A concept I find strange considering society governs itself with mandates and dated dcotrines.
We usually say that we shouldn't compare ourselves to other because everyone is a unique individual. So, if everyone is unique and we are ALL unique,,what makes us really unique? gets????=)))
There is one barber in the town. All the people in the town want to keep their faces cleanly shaven. The barber only shaves the heads of those who don't shave themselves at home. No one else shaves for others in the town. In this situation, who cuts the barbers hair? No one else will cut it, and he shaves those who don't do it for themselves. If he doesn't do it himself, than he will, but if he does do it for himself, than the barber does not cut his hair, but he does! WTF!
1 portal is placed on table A and another on table B, what where to happon if you inserted table a into the portal on table B?
A)25% B)50% C)60% D)25%
Obviously something cant be two different things. I am not talking about paradoxes of negation. I am talking about circumstantial paradoxes. Such as the grandfather paradox. (I go back in time and shoot my grandfather). What about such a paradox makes time travel impossible. It seems rather contingent to say that time travel is possible given we dont kill our grandfather. That make my will somehow influence the effectiveness of my time machine in a very improper way. Conversely, Lets cop to that notion. Let us say the grandfather paradox does not preclude the possibility of time travel. (notice even if time travel is practically impossible due to power constraints or some matter of fact, it can still be thought of as conceivable). Then what? If its possible for time travel to take place barring practical concerns, what happens if I shoot my grandfather? Thoughts?
You use your brain to think and make up stuff. Such as naming things, so the brain named itself. But the real question is: Is your brain you or is your brain controlling you? Are you you or are you your brain?
Following that law of physics that says every positive affect has a negative effect, existance itself breaks this law, because it is impossible for matter to not exist (you can break something into smaller pieces, but those pieces will always be, they cant be erased, only broken down). So existance has no negative form, no duality. therefor all life is a paradox. THOUGH this may be what a black hole is, Nature's way of balancing out existance with the 'non existance' made from the black whole, but if the black whole made non existance, than does non existance exist? Another paradox?
0is the absolute opposite of infinity, yet in a 3 dimensional figure 0 is an infinitely small space.
Because if you think about it, how would it be crowded if nobody went there? Pretty confusing.
Person A fires a gun into a time machine which kills himself before firing the bullet, then the bullet kills him, but he's not dead because if he died before he fired the bullet at himself before he fires it at himself, he doesn't fire it at himself.
You are trying to get to a room and two doors lead to it.You cant see one door but the door you can see is closed.If you go open the door it takes longer,if you pass it and the other door is open that way is faster.But if both doors are closed (you dont know)the first one would be quicker,and if both doors were open(same thing) the first one would be quicker.But you dont know so it is a mind game :)
Think about it. If it is too crowded and nobody goes there, where does the crowd come from?
Here is one I created. If a thing was invented as an improvement to another one (and people use the new invention more now) then which invention is the most important?
Eating Pie. If you eat half of a pie, and then eat half of the remaining pie, and half of that remaining pie and so on, will the pie ever run out?
cos I said so
if nothing is impossible then the possibility of something being impossible doesnt exist, or is impossible
if 1/9=.11111... then 9(1/9)=9(.11111...) therefore 9/9=.99999... finally 1=.99999.... i know you can round but taking the numbers as they are...this is a paradox
Simple logic. We say alarms go "off" when the alarm switches itself on. Not really a paradox but still an interesting flaw in the English language.
If a convict is already on death row, why do they still need to use sterilized needles to inject the convict?
Because of Human rights?
If the universe is infinite, the why cdont we see the stars in distant ga;xies as our own, technically we should not see and darkness. like in the center of a white forect; all you can see is white as everything is white, no other colours can be seen due to the nature of the surroundings!
In order to get somewhere you must first travel half of that distance, but first you must go half of that distance, and even before that you must go half of that distance ,ect.
In the movies, why do the Japanese Kamikaze pilots need to wear helmet when they crashed into the American ships?
What would happen? If death dies the all death stop but then death couldn't die so like WTF?!
Obviously the guy who came up with this saying never tried Sky diving!
Why does he need a bulletproof “Pope Mobile”? Blind faith…or 3 inches of bulletproof glass?
One cannot be defined without the other e.g. you can only define up in comparison to down.
Where do they think the money to pay the interest will come from? If you have the money, wouldn’t it be true to say that you would have used the cash already?
And if so, would you be able to dream within that one? Could this lead to a never ending series of dreams within dreams?
Scientists say that Aids comes from monkeys and is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluid.
How did it spread from monkeys to man???? Going back to the Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution…..?!
Which day??? +0 GMT or EST time?
Think about this, you have 3 normal friends and you are the 4th person, so are you the crazy one?
Why does the catfish need over 27,000 taste buds??? What is so tasty at the bottom of the pond?