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Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

I found this piece to be incredibly interesting but very difficult to piece together. There is a lot going on in this piece, and the more I think about it, the more I feel like I can understand parts of it. 477 more words

Poems And Short Stories

Of Paradoxes & Women

When once upon a night… you just write. 

Like Priyanka Chopra once said, women are meant to be alluring. Every single one of them. Presenting a few paradoxes on women’s beauty. 69 more words

Paradoxes

A paradox.

In case you were wondering, a paradox is a type of statement that contradicts itself, for example.

When I think of a paradox, I think of the grandfather paradox, which is the reason that time travel to the past seems to be impossible. 273 more words

Paradoxes

Fitch's paradox of knowability

Fitch’s paradox of knowability is one of the fundamental puzzles of epistemic logic. It provides a challenge to the knowability thesis, which states that every truth is, in principle, knowable. 324 more words

Logic

Paradoxes: Gabriels Horn

Gabriel’s horn is the function on the interval rotated around the x-axis. Intuitively, it should require less paint to fill the horn than to paint the surface (imagine painting a box or a ball). 318 more words

Math

Nuance of mathematical statistics

One of the most popular statistical tools is Pearson’s chi-square test. Say, a variable can take one of a finite number of values . Let’s assume one performs independent trials. 124 more words

Paradoxes: Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Elea was a Greek philosopher famous for paradoxes which assert that motion is nothing but an illusion. It is assumed that Zeno created the paradoxes in support of Plato’s  483 more words

Math