# First 7 Minutes Of This Time Travel Movie May Draw You Into A Paradox

They made a movie of Robert A. Heinlein's time-travel paradox story "All You Zombies," and now you can watch the first

# This Paradox Shows Why Irrational Choices Are Sometimes Better

Psychologists and sociologists point out all the ways that human beings are far less rational than we like to consider

# Why The Bus is Always Late and You Live in a Strangely Atypical World

Ever heard of the Inspection Paradox? In some contexts it just explains why you have to wait a long time for the bus.

# Why don't you die after you have sex?

Did you or do you or will you enjoy your long stretch of reproductive years? According to Cole's Paradox, you

# Why strange loops could be an argument for artificial intelligence

Strange loops can be many things, including musical tones, mathematical problems, and linguistic riddles. They also

# The Ant on a Rubber Rope Paradox

An ant is inching along a rope at one centimeter per second. The rope is made of rubber, and being stretched at a rate

# The easy way to "prove" that zero is one and -1 is infinity

So you've been set a task: prove something which is clearly not true. That sounds much tougher than it is. All you

# The completely impossible tasks you accomplish every single day

If you switched on the light this morning and walked to the bathroom, you've put yourself in the middle of a

# Why you should quit your New Year's resolutions right now

We're facing another stinking year, people. Some of you will be tempted to make some kind of promise to yourself for

# The elevator paradox proves your elevator always goes the wrong way

Does it occur to you, when waiting for an elevator, that elevators always seem to be going the wrong way? It occurred

# The Kids' Trick That's Actually a Complicated Philosophical Paradox

Ever heard of Opposite Day? I'm guessing you have — during every game of tag in elementary school. It turns out, that

# Goodman's Paradox introduces us to the color "grue"

Ever heard of the color grue? According to some, you see it whenever you stare at an emerald. Think about it as you

# Condemn the innocent in two ways with Morton's Fork

It's nearly Halloween, so let's learn the rhetorical rules of a good old-fashioned witch hunt. One of the most

# Bonini's Paradox proves that you can't make a useful AND accurate model

Charles Bonini was a business professor who noticed a problem with the way people understand complex situations. When

# The "Will Rogers Phenomenon" lets you save lives by doing nothing

It's not often that you find a public health scenario based on a joke. The Will Rogers phenomenon is responsible for

# The logical paradox that you can take to court

One of the oldest logical paradoxes stems from a controversial figure in Greek history. Like most controversial

# Simpson's Paradox "proves" smoking is good for you

How do you prove that smoking is beneficial to your health? By employing Simpson's Paradox, of course. This paradox

# Logical empiricism explains why comment threads devolve into WTF

At last logic and reason have their own spirit animal. Ravens shed light on weird reasoning, but especially on the

# Why an omniscient foe will always lose a game of chicken

Find out how omniscience can let one opponent make a chump of another in one paradoxical game but get completely

# Strip Mining Shatters the Moon

If only the rest of 2002's The Time Machine had been like this sequence, it would have been one of the greatest science