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What is your favorite paradox?

raisedintheusa 3 Apr 17

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Deep down, you are really shallow.



I have always been partial to these two:



Schrödinger's cat or cat in a box.


When someone tells you something is "incredible" but still expects you to believe them.


When one pursues happiness itself, one is miserable, but when one pursues something else, one achieves happiness.


The fact that I have to do everything and never get to do anything, at the same time.


You're so vain I'll bet you think this song is about you.

@TerriCity and your horse naturally won


I always liked the question for believers that goes, "If god is all powerful, can he create a stone so heavy that even he himself cannot lift it?"

@raisedintheusa That one is even better.


If the multiverse theory is true, then there exists a universe where it isn't.


Never say never


Is your answer to this question "no"?



"Where there is an impasse, there is a way out."

I am taking this one to the bank !!


The Fermi Paradox

Assuming UFO's are real and piloted by ET (A significant percentage of reports are not debunked), the behavioral profile based on reliable reports suggests an intensive monitoring by multiple species/cultures, presumably under ground rules established by the prevailing advanced species. Monitoring and tampering with nuclear weapon platforms is its own message. Many reports suggest that some measure of contact does occur. Even so, Earth is reasonably seen by ETs to be a nature preserve under quarantine.


Xeno's paradox. Freaks me out every time I start thinking about it.

Me too. Brr.

There it is... I was checking to see if someone posted that one yet. I think it's Zeno.

@Anemynous It's either one. I looked it up under both, and got the same answer.


Zeno's Arrow paradox.


Trapper John and Hawkeye Pierce.


I’m quite surprised that no one has yet mentioned the Epicurean paradox. Always been my favorite. I especially like the way monotheists respond to it....the shrug of the shoulders, the condescending shake of the head, the rolling of the eyes, the way they have no response other than the usual “someday you’ll see the light” bullshit.


The Banach Tarski paradox

Anir Level 2 Apr 18, 2018

No such thing as a paradox

There are only condtradictions which indicate that (at least) one of the original premises is false.

Take Russell's paradox: It falls foul or three mistakes.

  1. That a premise can include itself as a premise

  2. That it is legitimate to multiply by infinity and

  3. That two non-equal things can be regarded as the same thing.

More on this if anyone's interested.


Who knocks the knocker up up


Who shaves the barber?


If there is an exception to every rule. What about that one? Unless that is the exception?


President Donald Trump.

Deb57 Level 8 Apr 18, 2018

The logic of love


A smallness of staggering enormity?

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